And these are Barbara M's.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
And these are Barbara M's.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This is the one shown on the felted soaps in my previous post. It is partially needle felted and finished by wet felting.
That needle felting tool from Ashford is sharp-literally!! But it also made short work of the needle felting step in this project.
It has now been wet felted and is ready to be embellished.
They are now trimmed, shaped and stacked, ready to be sewn and embellished.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Anyway, wanted to show ya'll the progress on the scrumbling project. Obviously, wasn't able to get much done today but I think it is still looking pretty good.
These are some examples and I hope, barring any further unforseen excitment, that I will actually get some shop samples done tomorrow. They can be used as pins, embellishments for hats or purses, barrettes or even to decorate packages. Call the shop for times and details.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
First I picked out wool that had colors I liked (purple? Imagine that!) and designed the purse. The yarn used is Loft. This is it before felting, obviously.
And yes, the flap was meant to be asymmetrical (she says!).
You can make them in small units then join them or you can create one large one, filling in the gaps as you go to fit the area you want it to cover. I am going to be making small ones, tacking them on as I go and creating whatever pieces I need to fill the gaps.
And we're off!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Now I realize that it isn't everyone's forte, but take a look at these beaded socks that I started 2-at-a-time top down out of the same hank (until the dog ate my needle).
Another new project that we started is a variation of the Blooming Buds Shawl. This is also a Jojoland pattern called Floating Flowers and, while she calls it a wrap, I would call it more of a scarf as the finished measurements are 10' X 60'. It uses her Rhythm and any worsted weight solid. I'm using Cloud Nine but I think next time I would use Aurora 8 as I find the halo of the Cloud somewhat distracts from the pattern. Another pattern we will start soon is called Rhythm Hidden Squares. She really does some lovely patterns and also writes some nice sock patterns.And this was our last weaving warped up. Love the colors!
However, the Nikki, the outer multicolor, was a little thick for the 7.5 dpi reed and shredded rather quickly. It really should have been warped on a 5 dpi reed.
This was about as far as we got so I think we will either make it a pillow or maybe full it slightly and make a cool clutch. Maybe with a little needle felting thrown in?
But if you want to go finer, versus the 5 dpi, Ashford now has a Second Heddle Kit that allows you to make very fine weaves or create more intricate patterns. Haven't gone there yet but am looking forward to trying it.
Friday, March 19, 2010
This is our version of the Fiery Ruche Scarf from IK Winter 09.
I chose to use Indulgence which gives it a softer, brushed look. It would also be beautiful in DK Merino Silk, giving it a richer appearance with more sheen. And it gives me an idea for our next woven project, a Ruched Scarf. Hm............
This is minimally structured top from Knit 'n Style April 2010 using Prism yarns in Laura Bryant's signature 1 row stripes of 3 different colors.
and this is another possible color combination.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Here is Judy's first one. She is going to make 2.
Here is Jane's. I luv the greens!
Bev is allergic to wool, bless her heart, so she is using Lana Grossa Organica for her solid and Twisted Sisters Mirage for her varigated.
Jan working on the corregated rib.
Fun was had by all! I can't wait to see them all finished.
And, of course, everyone is aware of how much I am enjoying this weather. Mandy is also enjoying it and takes the time to play jungle cat, stalking game in the tall grass.
Hope she doesn't bring it in the house!
Monday, February 22, 2010
After warping, we will be weaving with some more Oceania and Kureyon