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”
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”
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””
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”
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”
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”