All about: Sockyarn spinning

 

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 could help to overcome the fear and hesitation and to simply start.Continue reading “All about: Sockyarn spinning”

Riverside Cardigan -Testknit

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. Continue reading “Riverside Cardigan -Testknit”

Highlights, Resolutions and “Slow Crafting”

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 my heart, nothing to do. As I was ill during the holidays I’m a bit late this year… but better later than never! Continue reading “Highlights, Resolutions and “Slow Crafting””

How to warp a simple frame loom in under 20 minutes

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?Continue reading “How to warp a simple frame loom in under 20 minutes”

Inspirations – Textile Artist Mary Buttons

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!Continue reading “Inspirations – Textile Artist Mary Buttons”

Weaving with a self made loom

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 objects with simple, self made looms.Continue reading “Weaving with a self made loom”

Marsa Alam – Simultanous set-in-sleeve construction

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.Continue reading “Marsa Alam – Simultanous set-in-sleeve construction”

Weaving without a loom- Bento Bag

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.Continue reading “Weaving without a loom- Bento Bag”