Category Archives: Historical Textile

Disappearing Nine Patch Update

It’s coming along… I need to take another photo.  I have added wide sashing around the quilt top and may add one more.  Then it’s ready to see if I REALLY want to try to quilt it on my sewing … Continue reading

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Catching up… The Blue Quilt

It has been so long since I’ve blogged consistently that I find many things I’ve started blogging about and then never followed up… One of those things is my Big Blue Quilt.  I finished the quilt top and then it … Continue reading

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Mystery Wool… Kool Aid Dyed

Finally beginning to feel more like myself after surgery on the 2nd.  Yippee!   Had some mystery wool lying in my closet that I finally got out my spinning wheel and made short work of…  but then had surgery so the … Continue reading

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Naalbinding… again

I have some friends who would like to learn to naalbind.  As a result I decided I’d better re-learn the basics…lol  When my young granddaughter in law was here I found that I couldn’t remember how to start.. 😦   ughhh … Continue reading

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Knitted Edges… Who Knew? and Free Knit Patterns

Wandering through Pinterest this morning since I woke up.. got up.. at 4am.. ughhh  Anyway, I came across the most exquisite way to edge knitting!  I’ve always done that thing that everyone teaches us to do… slip the first stitch … Continue reading

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Love and Money Lap Looms…

I ordered these looms last spring and used them a bit since then.  They are lovely to keep your hands busy in the evening watching television… or any other time you have a few minutes.  Last night I decided to … Continue reading

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Rigid Heddle Weaving… How to video for waffle weave

I enjoy my rigid heddle loom.  I must say that the first time I used yarn that I had spun and found that weaving with it produced wonderful fabric… I was hooked.  When I saw this video, I knew I … Continue reading

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Big Blue Quilt…

The Big Blue Quilt is coming along.  It was not planned, but seems that by placing the dark strip in the middle as I made the Rail Fence Blocks the light zig zag looks like a raised road!  Another of … Continue reading

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Apple Leef Farm.. New Calendar of Events for November

Leef of Apple Leef Farm of Van Alstyne, TX has just posted her new events calendar for November.  There are always several classes a month that I would love to take, but alas…can only do so many. There are 2 … Continue reading

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Free Knitted Shawl Pattern.. Bev’s Country Cottage

Back in 2006 when I was trying to learn to knit I found this pattern and decided I could do it.  I knew how to knit and purl.  This looked easy enough.  And it was.  If you have a newbie, … Continue reading

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