Today’s tapestry breakthrough! Though the butterflies I made following @rebeccamezofftapestry video (see below) were working beautifully individually, I have so many colours on this autumn landscape that they were getting tangled (and freaking me out a little with messiness) But I didn’t want to use (or spend on) bulkier tapestry bobbins. I had a packet … Continue reading Tapestry diary: On bobbins or butterflies.
Talking to my naturopath, Natasha (@bmcomphealth on Instagram 😊) is so inspiring! After our phone-session, this afternoon, I had an idea for tackling #menuplanning with #spoonie #brainfog (which isn’t bad, today, obviously) Thought I’d share in case it’s of use to anyone.With inspiration from childhood mix-and-match books, I’ve taken an A5 spiral bound @whitelinespaper notebook … Continue reading Menu planning through brain fog.
Doing some swatching for a new garment which will be either a ruana wrap or something with kimono style sleeves, not sure yet. The cloth will be woven from this combination of Noro Silk Garden (I’m not sure of the colourway name) and cotlin in Eggplant from @knit_picks Both have been frogged from previous garments … Continue reading Weaving Diary: swatching and clasping some Silk Garden
Last week I blogged about creating my tapestry cartoon, the next step was getting the cartoon onto the warp. It took all day, with three #spoonie naps during the process, but I’m sure a healthier person would get it done much faster! The first step was to attach the cartoon to the back of the warp … Continue reading Tapestry Diary: Getting the cartoon onto the warp.
Monday, October 30, 2017 More twining today. Twining is the process of weaving some more warp thread horizontally through the warps at the base of the piece to bring the back and front warps together. The horizontal thread is doubled over and woven over and under, while also twisting them over themselves - in other … Continue reading Twining a tapestry warp.
My back needed a break from sitting at the loom and twining, today, so I worked on my #cartoon for my tapestry. I’m pretty chuffed at the result, being a person who cannot draw to save her life! I was able to produce this using an app called #stitchsketch on my iPad that allows you … Continue reading Making the cartoon for my first tapestry.
A big day’s work with the ball winder for this #spoonie, I will have to rest tomorrow, but well worth it. I should have all the colours I need to make a tapestry of a photo I took if a Mountain Range in #Japan turning to autumn colours. These aren’t strictly tapestry yarns (they’re @knit_picks … Continue reading Preparations for a new project!
Today is a low-#spoons, little-brain day 🤕. Luckily, my cotton for a baby blanket for my eagerly awaited, shiny new nibling arrived yesterday. I think this @debbieblissknits pastel rainbow cotton print (colour name is ‘bouquet’) is going to find its way into all sorts of things 😍
This loom is the reason for yesterday and today’s lack of #spoons but it was definitely worth it. After taking a couple of weeks to gradually wax each piece, on Sunday I spent the day putting it together, with a little help from Superman, but just a little because I really wanted to do it … Continue reading A New Loom!