All about: Sockyarn spinning

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”

Highlights, Resolutions and “Slow Crafting”

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””

Marsa Alam – Simultanous set-in-sleeve construction

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 – with or without a loom

Weaving –  with or without a loom

I want to start a little series of postings about different weaving techniques. In the first place about different looms – or even about weaving without a loom at all. I discovered recently a book: Weaving within the reach, that really fascinates me. It shows so many possibilities to make beautiful weavings without or with simple handmade looms, I have to experiment and explore some of these patterns. And naturally share my trials and errors here! Continue reading “Weaving – with or without a loom”