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Iceland Project #1

I’ve started work on the Iceland project, mentioned in my previous post!

I started with a mind map of words that I associated with Iceland, ie tradition, ice, wool, cosy, aurora etc, and looked online for images that portrayed the feelings I wanted to create with this project. 790 more words

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Backstrap Weaving - Racking up the Miles

From sunset in Phoenix….

to Jacaranda season in Sydney…

I am back in Australia after visiting with backstrap weaving friends in the USA. Why am I back here again? 2,549 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Backstrap Weaving - Simply Silk

All I can talk about this week is that I finished THE silk piece…hooray, hooray! and that I learned more about ”hard” pressing.

I started this long project last (Bolivian) summer having brought back lots of lovely 60/2 silk from my trip away. 1,061 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Backstrap Weaving - Over the Hump

I am back home and over the hump. Normally I don’t have a hump to get over because, as soon as I return, I simply jump into a new exciting project at the loom that has been slowly developing in my head during my travels. 2,730 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Hooks and Eyes: A better way

I have been super busy as of late and so it’s been a long while since I’ve posted.  I am working on a much longer patterning and construction post, but in the meantime, I thought I could do a quickie post.   489 more words


How to place your fabric onto a small embroidery hoop

Isn’t it funny how sometimes what seems really obvious isn’t actually that obvious… until it becomes really obvious again! (What…!?) Here’s a perfect example of what I mean… 402 more words


Card Tutorial

Aperture cards are quite handy and they’re certainly great for a quick finish, but… creatively speaking, erm, they don’t score that high, do they! And it doesn’t even take that long to be… 362 more words

Finishing Techniques