Sunday, October 19, 2014

Azuma bukuro bag

I had a piece of hand-woven fabric that was too scratchy to use as a scarf and I remembered a pattern for a bag made from folding a rectangle into triangles so went searching on the internet.  So it turns out there is a Japanese name for these bags, azuma bukuro bags and once you know that it is easy to find  images and tutorials.  Here are three I found:
Back to my bag, it is quite small so not very practical, but it was fun  making it.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The pinecone bird feeders made at Brownies this week are popular this evening.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This felted vessel is the result of a challenge at the Creative Fibre retreat last weekend.  We were all given a bag of coloured fibre scraps which we had to weave in some way.  I separated out some colours and spun them, then tried my hand at circular weaving.  However when I cut my weaving off the loom I realised that my tension was way too tight as there was no way it was going to sit flat.  It was time for a change of plan, so I chucked the weaving in hot soapy water and felted it. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

I wanted to try out Pleats by Kieran Foley so I decided to use some handpun yarns that were languishing in the "pile of yarns with no purpose"; a dark brown wool and an jelly-dyed alpaca.

I think I have just recreated the colour scheme of a rug from my 1970s childhood.

The pleats stretched out.