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Purses or Gadget Covers

My preparation for my first craft fair in March is well under way with a rising stack of felt purses or mobile phone or kindle/tablet covers. 117 more words

Felt And Fabric

Thanks, Eduardo

Profanity Ahead.

To the freak show at the Valencia Street Computer Repair Co-Op who suggested that my five-year-old laptop wasn’t worth the repair and that I should just BUY A NEW ONE?!! 216 more words

Crafts

Stinger!

This week I have dyed up quite a bit of a delicious blend of Ramie and Blue Faced Leicester Wool 50/50

The dyes have taken beautifully to this mix, keeping the freshness of the colours so well… 483 more words

Fluff-n-stuff

looking

Is the color deep enough? The photo and sunlight actually make it difficult to tell. Indigo can also be reflective.

It is a deep indigo and since the excess dyes have finally been washed out, I’m happy to say that this particular dye job is complete. 238 more words

Textiles

In its Glory 

Knowing a yarn

every crimp and curl on the Sheep’s fleece prior to shearing, then to see production of your yarn design with it dye it is indeed one of the joys in life. 28 more words

Knitting

Silk and shibori

Planning to explore this technique further; lots of possibilities!

Eco dyed silk scarf; shibori technique using an iron bar and nails. Dye pot – weld and Tasmanian blackwood with a little iron water. 25 more words

Tasmania

The Indigo Trials

My first experiences with indigo that peaked my interest were a bit how I imagine Oz seems to look from the outside.  Beautiful.  Idyllic.  Carefree.  I started by taking a few classes in beautiful Brooklyn loft spaces and community gardens with perfect vats and vivid blue results.  1,521 more words

Indigo