Category Archives: stuff I made

New year, new stuff

Starting the year as I hope to continue, by making stuff.  Two little bags with two little brooches for embellishment – made on New Years Day 2017. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with my sewing machine.

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Knitting

I have been knitting some scarves, just to reacquaint myself with the machine. I rediscovered knitting on the bias – it’s wonderful when you do it on purpose. See the shaped edges on the ends of the scarves, no shaping … Continue reading

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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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Finished one hank, started another

Merino, 100gms, 260 metres, 2 ply. Fibres put through drum carder (x2)to make batts (2), didn’t like spinning from the batt, so put it on the blending board and pulled off 20 rolags. This spun up ok, but the colours … Continue reading

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Combed top

Wahoo! I washed the fleece, I combed it and I DIZZED all by myself. Very pleased with myself, just need to do the rest…..

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Ply day

I needed bobbins so plied everything I had spun.  The four small hanks were plied from a centre pull ball. Left overs from plying full bobbins.  I decided I needed something a bit brighter so made some batts using the … Continue reading

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Plied

Mostly Merino, rolags made on the blending board. 125gms 360 metres. Spun on the Kromski Fantasia.

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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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Dyeing silk

Silk doesn’t dye like cotton. I forgot that.  In the past I have used silk paints, occasionally used procion dye, but yesterday I got out a handful of pre hemmed silk scarves and dyed then using acid dyes. I don’t … Continue reading

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