Monthly Archives: March 2008

Of Lucets and Things

Yesterday I spent some time in the shop.  Always enjoy shop time.  DH came out and helped me cut some blanks and after I had drawn it onto an oak board, he also cut the lucet out for me on … Continue reading

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York Stitch Bag and Cardboard Lucet

I finished my nalbound bag  and fulled/felted it.  This was my first try using the York stitch and I’m not sure yet that I got it right.  Unfelted, it is such a soft and stretchy stitch that it feels more like a … Continue reading

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Traditional Finger Weaving (tutorial)

The sun is shining for the first time in a couple of days…rain this time of year is great for our budding fruit trees, but I feel for the ones who had to drive in that mess yesterday on their way to work…   … Continue reading

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“Oiling” the Fleece

I finally made it to the public library in search of some books on spinning… I think it is a sign that spinning is not and has not been big in this area since the only two I found were … Continue reading

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Alpaca Rolags — You Tube Video

The brown “Icelandic” wool that I thought I had turned out to Alpaca…wooo hooo… Last weekend we made a quick trip to McKinney where I finally bought the carders.  I wasn’t sure how to go about using them, especially with … Continue reading

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Rose/Wine Merino …Kool-Aid Dyeing

It began to snow yesterday afternoon about 1pm and quickly began to fall so thickly that there was limited visibility and traffic in front of the house slowed to a crawl.  DH decided that no one would show up for … Continue reading

Posted in Dye Works, Handcraft, Handwork, Historical Textile, Naalbinding, Spindling, Spinning, Tutorials | 4 Comments

Panda Yarns.biz (free patterns)

I’ve been busy as a bee working on the crocheted christening set for the new grandchild that is on the way.  Baby Angelina will be here in May, so I am considering making a second blanket that is much lighter than the one … Continue reading

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