IT’S FINALLY READY!
IT’S FINALLY READY!
If you thought that I dropped off the face of the earth and took the Krokbragd book with me, be assured that I am still here and fervently working on publishing.
Although the postings here have been a bit quiet, I’m busy behind the scenes working on ‘Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave’. Many of you have inquired about the progress of the book, so I thought I’d give an update and share some sneak peeks.
In June's post 'ABC-Alpaca, Blending, & Color', I prepped and spun a fun, textured, alpaca/merino blend yarn. At the time, I couldn't show you the finished project because it was for a Guild challenge that wasn't yet completed. Well, the Guild members have now met and revealed their projects, so I can share what I created.
What? Is that a breed of sheep? Or some newly discovered aquatic plant fiber?
Recently I was commissioned to weave guest towels for several customers. For readers who are non-weavers, I thought it might be interesting to illustrate what goes into the making of a 12" x 17" guest towel. It's more than just throwing the shuttle back and forth!
I have exciting news!
I needed to dye some alpaca for the neck warmer I will be knitting as part of 'Alpaca-The Mini Series'. Since I haven't done a 'Let's Dye . . .' post in awhile, I thought this would be a great project to try out madder from my dye garden.
I've been working on a number of posts that will be appearing soon as part of my mini series on Alpacas. And what better place to start than with the animal and their fleece!
This past weekend was crop harvest (fleece shearing) at Carolina Pride Pastures, a local alpaca farm featuring huacaya alpacas.
I'm excited to bring you a video tutorial on a fancy fringe technique that includes braiding, interlacements, and beading. I've worked the technique on a handwoven scarf, but it is not limited to only handwoven items. This method could be used on any fringed item, whether handmade or purchased.
Today's post goes into some of the details and insight I've gathered while weaving Samplers II, III, and IV from the book Weft-Faced Pattern Weaves-Tabby to Taqueté by Nancy Hoskins. This is a more technical post; still I hope everyone will find something interesting, or at the very least, you will enjoy the photos.