Category: weaving

Summer days and starting projects

Summer has kicked in over here changing from unbearably hot to refreshing rainy days every couple of days. Last week I had my first car accident when I drove the kids back from school. I was sick, didn't eat and drink enough and my blood pressure was very low. It was 34°C (93°F) which is way too hot if your car's only ventilation is regulated by opening or closing the windows. Long story short, I got unconcious while driving but we had the most luck we could have had and nothing but a cracked side mirror happened. I can't describe how grateful I am for the man who drove by and helped getting me and my kids save home and that it went how it went. karteikarten Above you can see my organizer for the embroidery stitch flashcards. I like to have a physical......

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chilies and indigo weaving

chili4 My chili embroidery is going quite well. I've not yet decided how many chilies I want to put on the bag, but I think I'll add one or two on the top section and then sew it into a bag to hold my dried chilies. Working chain stitch is very relaxing and it goes quite fast! indigo1 The next project I have started is weaving with this beautiful indigo cotton yarn. It's frogged from another project I did not have any use for and it always screamed for being woven, instead of knitted up. So I had this vision of indigo placemats when I frogged the yarn since placemats are just the size I can weave with the small handloom I have. My weaving experience is limited to start weaving until 3 or 5cm and then let......

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Weaving practice

weben1 I've been talking on and on about weaving lately. How I would built a simple weaving frame loom for beginners, which techniques I would try, what items I would make (there is the vision of a HUGE wall hanging with all the stations and symbols of my life included and a laaaaaarge rug for our new entry way - a girl can dream, right). It all failed at the lack of a loom and I guess my very nice partner didn't want to hear anything about weaving and how great it WOULD be to be able to learn that skill, too, anymore. So he made me a loom frame. How great is that???? It's a very simple one, but there are plans to integrate some extras to make the process easier. So I already want to make a large scarf out of the fabulous Alpaca......

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