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I love wool

So, the knitting machine was under the bed for fifteen years. A couple of months ago I got it out, cleaned and oiled it. A few weeks ago I checked and sorted my hoard of yarn. On Saturday I had … Continue reading

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My first hand spun, hand woven

I didn’t spin the warp myself but I did spin the weft and I am doing a little happy dance.

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Weaving with my own hand spun yarn. 

Happiness isn’t difficult to find, I love my little loom.  I am excited to be weaving using my own hand spun yarn, with a few purchased addititions. Warped , I had to do some counting to work out where to … Continue reading

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I wove something

It is exciting – my first woven piece off the sample it loom. I used four strands of fine cotton for the warp and various bits of Rowan yarn from my stash for the weft threads.  I learnt loads, quite … Continue reading

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Can’t spin, must sew

I hurt my thumb, can’t draft fibre so no spinning. When in doubt, sew something! The fabric for the blue pinafore was a recent purchase so I am proud that I used it before it got stashed. It is a … Continue reading

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quiet

I haven’t blogged for ages, been feeling blurrrrh.  But I have been doing stuff so I thought I would just show you some pictures                 

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Pinafore dress mark 2

Flushed with success over the first pinafore, I made another.  I bought this fabric a long time ago because it was a huge bargain, no idea of the content but it is all natural (I did the burn test).  I … Continue reading

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first garment for 30 years

I made the pinafore from white pfd mercerised cotton and was proud of myself for remembering to use cotton thread 🙂  When it was finished I threw it in the washing machine along with a couple of pairs of denim … Continue reading

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