"Handmade Plenty" is my theme for the next 5 years 😊 I've never really made a vision board or given myself a theme for the coming years, before, but my dear friend Kim ( @fatpurplefigs ) does it every year, and after the stripping bare that was 2017, I thought I'd give it a go. … Continue reading Handmade Plenty
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.
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.
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!
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!
Embark on an ENORMOUS, years-long project that requires proficiency only in skills I already have? Pfft! Where's the fun in that? 😂 It's always best to learn by doing, anyway, and what better way to keep motivated than having a grand vision to work towards? 😍More details soon. I may be insane 😜🤓
Oggie and I are slowly working through the waxing of the silver beech that will become a tapestry loom from the wonderful @ashford_wheels_looms I can only do so much in a day, because I can only be upright for so long before my BP gets too low & my heart rate too high, but it's … Continue reading Woodwork in the workshop!