I tend to post my crafting on Instagram, these days, but it takes up so much of my life/keeps me sane that it's silly not to post more of it, here. This project, though, I didn't even post on Instagram until after Christmas, as it was a present for a friend and I didn't want … Continue reading The Golden Herringbone Cape
FINISHED!!! My knee may be fractured and I may be in a fog of painkillers but I can always knit! Pattern: "Big Old Coat"Yarn: Rich Alpaca from @bendigowoollenmills in Rich Dusk (DK/8ply, 1800m/1975yds)Skill level:Advanced (knitting & patience!)Time: approx. 250 hours! Come say Hi on Ravelry: @Darsidhe (http://www.ravelry.com/people/Darsidhe)
I've long loved these little #sewing clips but I'm truly appreciating them now as I try my first shaped collar and in a stretchy knit! They hold tightly enough to be placed right on an edge, fold, or hem and (assuming the seam is wide enough, this particular one isn't) they have a clear 'bottom' … Continue reading Favourite Things: Clover Magic Clips
Today I'm tidying up my threads tin and actually enjoying the process because of these awesome thread and bobbin organisers from smartneedle.com which I discovered via the quilting community@massdrop The 'peels' curl around threads so they don't unwind (even my overlocking spools!), the 'bobbinis' do the same for bobbins and the 'tulips' insert in the … Continue reading Favourite Things: Peels, Tulips, and Bobbinis!
Today is New Skill Thursday and I'm tackling how to use an #overlocker (or #serger in the US) If I'm going to be making all my clothes (including underwear and lingerie) by November 2018 I need to master this machine. In the end, this video from ...... was what I needed. By the end of … Continue reading New Skill Thursday: Overlocker / Surger