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A technique growing in popularity.

“Tadelakt is an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates sensual, natural and unique effects. The brilliance of Tadelakt also manifests itself in building physics: the final product is hydrophobic and odourless; it’s fungicidal qualities make it suitable for interiors and exteriors alike.” 17 more words

Natural Materials

Backstrap Weaving - Winter Moods

It has been a couple of weeks since the last post and I started off weaving something in a woolly wintry mood. I guess the colors make it feel wintry to me…the blue and black alongside a greyish snow-like white. 1,311 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Backstrap Weaving - Wool Weather

Finally….I am weaving with the right material to suit the season. It’s winter here in Bolivia and, although I am back in a tshirt and shorts today, we have had a couple of weeks of rather chilly weather. 968 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


Emily Explains: Blocking Your Sweater

My Helen cardigan is finished, and now it’s time to block the sweater! Today I’m going to share some tips for blocking your knits.  406 more words

Emily Explains

Tutorial: closing the gap...

So, I’ve been knitting for quite some time and am completely self-taught.  This means that many “official” techniques for finishing or starting knitting projects typically elude me.   451 more words


Backstrap Weaving - A Potpourri of Structures

Phew! I didn’t think I would get this post out today. The internet was out for most of the day… on again but really painfully slow, then off again. 2,329 more words

Backstrap Weaving