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An Exposition in Knitting

Hello everyone, yesterday I began a knitting project. Before the semester ended I had the idea to take up knitting as I am an avid cardigan lover. 754 more words

My first crochet glove

Last year, feeling a need for creativity, I started learning crochet. I still remembered some basic stuff which my grandma taught me more than 20 years ago but it was so rudimentary that you couldn’t make much out of it. 151 more words

Crafts

Experimental faces

The languages of medieval manuscripts and medieval embroidery share many commonalities, one being the treatment of faces.

in opus Anglicanum grotesque faces are shown in shades of cadaverous blues and greys, using strong colour shading as opposed to the subtle stitched shading of the more saintly faces, and this same use of coloured grotesque faces occurs in the Lutrell psalter, mainly for human faces attached to less than human, or base bodies and activities. 286 more words

Embroidery

Summer schedule

Holy moly! Summer market starts next Saturday on the 4th of June!! Yikes. When did we get so close to the start. I’m in a minor panic of getting things ready. 183 more words

Spinning Suffolk, Making Caramels

I ended up getting started on the dark brown/grey Suffolk Cross roving from Semiahmoo Suffolks pretty quickly after finishing my last spin.

Since this fibre has been processed into roving, it is really difficult to spin using a worsted style of spinning, like short forward draw, which is my usual go-to when I’m spinning for socks. 409 more words

Handspun

100% alpaca wool coat, 'Waterfall'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, searches the world to work directly with the finest artisan designers. Patricia Anaya presents a beautiful coat using a stitch that emulates a waterfall. 215 more words

I love Knitting

Day 27 of Blog Every Day in May is Passion Project. I have a confession to make…I’m in my 20s and I love knitting. I used to laugh at people like me for being ‘old’ and ‘boring’ and made WI jokes. 365 more words

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