Friday, 24 April 2015

In Love with Weaving

Warped loom

Over the last two weeks I have been honing my weaving skills on multi-shafted looms.
I must tell you that I am totally in love with them and whilst sitting here writing this I feel a little cold-turkey going on :)

At the end of the two weeks we warped the loom and created our own project. I decided that I wanted to better my skills in the silk department and so chose to create a tussah silk scarf.

2/2 Twill variation

For the pattern I chose a 2/2 Twill variation and love the effect it has!

I finished the scarf in two days. The first day I was very enthusiastic and tried very hard to keep my beating as regular as I could.

By the end of the second day I was tired and wanted to take a break, but at the same time I wanted to finish the project and so I pushed forward which made a BIG difference in the cloth which I only noticed as I was about to finish the scarf.

My patterning is a lot looser from the moment I wanted to finish for the day, but I have decided to leave it in the scarf as a reminder to myself that when I feel like I need a break, I need to walk away from the loom and return the next day instead of stubbornly pushing forward!

Weavinfg skills


Silk Scarf Handmade

This is an image of the finished scarf, the colours aren't as vibrant in this photo as they are in real life, but you can see the wonderful shine the silk has.

handwoven silk scarf

This is more of an actual colour image :)
I love the feel and the drape of the scarf!
Will I be making another?
Definitely!
I actually have already finished a warp for another 3 scarves to get started on at work asap :)

What have you managed to finish this week?
Feel free to link your Finished Objects for the week below :)

Until next time,
x



Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays linky party

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

April is the month of Easter bunnies, chocolates and Spring!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials on this month's theme!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)

This month there will be no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

Link up your craft tutorials below.

See you next week :)
x


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Projects


I have finally managed to start a new knitting project.

ben lomond

I have started on a new pair of cuffs/wristlets for hubby.
He loved the last pair so much that he told me he is scared to wear them too often incase they wear through - so adorable :)

So of course I gladly cast on another pair, this time in a darker grey, but in the same Baby Merino.

I have many sock projects on the line over the next while, but I do feel my fingers getting itchy for a bigger project and have a couple in mind.

Drops Muskat

I think I will be starting with my Grandpa cardigan.

I have a load of Drops Muskat which was reserved for another project but now I feel like I really want to knit a cardigan and so this one is the one I will begin with. I know that this cardie asks for 100% wool, but I have 100% cotton here so I am going to give it a bash!

Have you substituted wool with cotton before?
Did your project turn out how you had hoped?

I am back home after my two week intensive weaving course which I thoroughly enjoyed.

handwoven

My silk scarf, which I warped last week is now off the loom and I will proudly introduce it to you on Friday. (You will also have a platform to show off your FOs available to you so come on over and link your completed projects.) 

warping the loom

The techniques I learnt last week have already been put into action and I have warped our 4-Shaft loom at work with some more Tussah silk and will be making 3 different scarves with similar patterning as mine.

I will share them with you as I progress.

Reading Wise: I am reading "Dear Scarlett" which I think falls into a young adult fiction. I am enjoying this book quite a lot and find myself reading chapter after chapter :)

What have you been busy with over the last week?

See you soon
x

Craftsy

Monday, 20 April 2015

6th Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week #KCBW6

KCBW6


This year I am excited to take part in the Knitting and Crochet Blog week again.
I missed it last year (actually I remembered a bit too late) so I am definitely taking part in it this year again as the last two times I participated it was a lot of fun.

If you would like to take part this year you can find our more on Eskimimi Makes

Hope you too will be joining in the fun!


knitting and crochet blogweek

Craftsy

Friday, 17 April 2015

This Week's FO

Kay's Socks

This week I have a quick FO to share with you.

Here are Kay's Socks in their finished (but unblocked) glory :)

finished handmade socks Red Heart

With the rest of the left over yarn I am making hubby another set of Cuffs as you can never have enough cuffs right?

What have you finished this week?

Feel free to link your FOs below :)

Have a good weekend.
See you soon
x



Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tutorial Thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays linky party

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

April is the month of Easter bunnies, chocolates and Spring!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials on this month's theme!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)

This month there will be no feature. 

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:

Marigolds' Loft

Link up your craft tutorials below.

See you next week :)
x


Sunday, 12 April 2015

My Weaving Week

Over the last week I have been having so much fun, and so little sleep :)

 I have been on a weaving course, trying out various patterns and tie ups.
Week one of the two week course is now finished and these are some of the sample fabrics which I managed to produce so far:

Handwoven Jacket material
Handwoven Jacket Material

Clothing Fabric
Clothing Fabric

cushion fabric
Cushion Fabric (view of front and back)

Tussah Silk Scarf
Silk Scarf

Double sided blanket material
Double-Sided Blanket Material (view of front and back)

waffle cloth
Waffle-cloth

Shadow Cloth
Place-mat material out of linen

Handtowel technique
A Hand-towel pattern

As I learnt all the pattern names in German I will try and find out what they are called in English to share the exact patterns with you too if you are interested?
 :)

I still need to zigzag and wash my samples so I have a good "Before" and "After" view. I hope to that today and will share the results with you next time.

As my course has me doing really long days, I haven't much time for anything else. The long train rides have helped me to finish Kay's Socks which I will share with you on Friday.

Next week I will be working on an individual project of my choice, I can't wait to see how that turns out :)

See you soon
x

Craftsy

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.