Want to start to spinning your own handspun sockyarn? But not quiet sure how to begin and which fibre to use? I had the same problem sometime ago and started to read everything I could find about this theme and to make some experiments. Perhaps my little compilation of what I found out couldContinue reading “All about: Sockyarn spinning”
Finished just before Christmas a testknit for a cardigan: the Riverside Cardigan from Gudrun Georges . I loved the simple, plain design, it’s a everyday vest without “chichi”, but has nevertheless an interesting detail once you look closer: the accentuate raglan decrease “seam” that continues into a side panel.
Ah, even for me Christmas break is over now…. time to look back and forward at the same time. Normally I love this time of the year. I’m someone who always have a lot of resolutions for the new year… even after nearly 50 years I can’t stop this thing. I’m a planer in myContinue reading “Highlights, Resolutions and “Slow Crafting””
I bet many of you have these little school frame looms at home… and the firm intention to use them one day to do some weaving, to make beautiful wall-hangings and play around a bit… and never done so, because you don’t know how to warp it?
Want to start a series of articles about inspirations and inspirational artistes that make my heart sing. The first one in this series is an American textile artist, Mary Clarke Edwards. Her artiste name is Mary Buttons and she’s a Knitter, Weaver and Bagmaker. And the reason why I started to weave myself!
Today the fourth post of my little series about weaving adventures! (First one with general explications here, second one about weaving without a loom here, third one about my Bento bag here). I use the book Weaving within the reach as an inspiration to try out different techniques – this week I wove two objectsContinue reading “Weaving with a self made loom”
Finished this weekend my second Marsa Alam by Isabell Kraemer. I’m addicted with everything stripy and this little cardigan is perfect. Love everything about. It’s knit from the top down, more on the fitted side, narrow stripes, rounded neck and especially the technique for the set-in sleeves is my favourite one so far.
Today the third post of my little series about weaving adventures! (First one with general explications here, second one about weaving without a loom here). I use the book Weaving within the reach as an inspiration to try out different techniques – this week I made a last experiment to weave without a loom.
Want to share one of my most beloved weavings so far: my Aquaverde cushion cover! Entirely made out of handspun. The warp is handspun yarn from Purlverde, the weft is some corespun yarn by me, my most cherished one in fact.