General Topics · handmade · lampshades

Let there be… lampshades

I got the lampshades completed. One I did on Sunday, the other this morning. Yet to take a picture of them together. But I am pleased with them. Learnt a few things too. My weaving needs to be finer, so next time I’ll try a single strand per slot/hole on my 15 dent heddle.I might… Continue reading Let there be… lampshades

Crochet · FO · General Topics · walking

Lilac shawl and other things

The shawl is now complete and all blocked. It’s turned out a good size at 78 inches along the long side. The pattern is from Gosyo a Japanese website. They have quite a lot of knit and crochet patterns on there. Stacey got to wear a T-shirt because it showed up the pattern better. The… Continue reading Lilac shawl and other things

Crochet · General Topics · handmade · Weaving

Spring greens

Well, the scarf that I made is all complete and up for sale. I like the extra little bit of fulling I gave it. It’s helped make it a lovely, soft scarf and makes it feel a little like those thin lambs wool scarves you can buy in the shops that are fulled fully. I… Continue reading Spring greens

Weaving

One scarf done

Off the loom, washed, dried and hemmed too. Although pictures of FO are coming tomorrow. I was commenting earlier to someone, how I am still amazed at how woven fabric changes after it’s washed and dried; the fulling part. When weaving, you aim for a certain setting in most cases, as in number picks per… Continue reading One scarf done

FO · Weaving

Finished Runner

Well, I managed to finish the table runner earlier this week. Wash one evening and dried. Hemmed after breakfast and before work the next. I am pleasantly pleased with the result. It’s turned out lovely. I’m glad I didn’t do a short fringe finish. I noticed how the ends of waste yarn end up after… Continue reading Finished Runner