Thursday, 1 December 2016
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Weaving and the Garden
It's August, where has the summer gone? It's been a very hot one here. Our poor garden has struggled this year everything has been so dry.
Our trumpet vine has bloomed and we've had Hummingbirds feeding at it.
Cicada Insect on our kitchen window screen.
American gold finches in the garden
Weaving placemats and table runners.
Making pin cushions covered in French knots.
Saturday, 9 April 2016
Just had to post these. I'm using up some small balls of hand spun, hand dyed yarns from my Romney sheep.
These were hand crocheted using a # 5 crochet hook. The pattern was from a you tube site called WoolyWondersCrochet a sweet lovely gal who has lots of nice baby patterns.
The snow is almost gone and spring is in the air. Yay!!!
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Spring is in the air although we still have snow on the ground. Lots of robins this year in our area, my husband counted 100 in the park yesterday when he was walking the dog. I've been doing a bit of hand spinning. This is a first clip from one of my Romney girls and some hand dyed silk that I spun and plied together.
The pattern is a Lace Trellis Stitch (multiple of 11 stitches.) called Strips of Lace Scarf. I'm not sure what book it is from. I used 5mm needles.
Finished scarf measures 6 inches x 39 inches.
Another small ball of hand spun yarn. This is 2ply Romney hand dyed. I trend to spin fine yarns and it's a challenge to find things to make with it.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
It's cold outside. The weather has been crazy. Warm with sunshine and green grass a few weeks ago and now is windy, snow covered ground and cold again. This is the perfect weather to stay indoors and weave. These are a few of the pieces I'm working on. I love rag weaving. Some of the materials are recycled and I'm also using cotton yarn.
Monday, 11 January 2016
The Lurex is a gold thread in the yarn giving it a pretty gold sparkle. The scarf washed up beautifully and is very soft, no scratchy feel (given the gold Lurex) to it at all. It measures 8 x 66" with a 6" fringe.
All heading to my Etsy shop.
Hugs and stay warm.