Friday, 25 March 2016

Liberty Linden

Liberty sweatshirt/fleece fabric that I got from Goldhawk Road a few weeks ago,
£20/m rather than £50!
Linden by Grainline Studio.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Hand Spun

I am lucky enough to know many good spinners, 
they are excellent people for a knitter to know.

I knit this up from some hand spun from my friend Chris.  I had a few skeins and no idea of a pattern but a rough idea of what I wanted.   I just worked out my gauge and then with a provisional cast-on did a couple of rectangles - the back longer than the front - sewed them up, added a few rows to bring the neck line together and then picked up the provisional cast-on and knit down for half a dozen rows.  at the bottom.  Very basic but just what I was aiming for and of course being from the hands of a very clever spinner it is extremely light for the amount of warmth it traps.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Going For Gold

 I couldn't resist this print.

In Copenhagen at Christmas I made my people walk miles to a good fabric shop - I.T.A Textiles - they were rewarded with a comfy sofa while I managed to find some Chanel wool.

I have been desperate to cut into this for a Lotta Jansdotter Pilvi of course.
This time I think I'll leave it unlined so that the two sides of the weave can be admired.

Now I just have to go somewhere nice to wear it, or not!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Monster Totes

I had a trip to the Textile Society Fair a few weeks ago and took only one bag
 - my prototype - I was thinking that when it was full I would be done. 
 My plan worked perfectly and when I weighed in it was a whopping 14.5kg,
 I did have to stop a few times on my way back to my car for a breather!

Now over on Etsy.

Blockbusters, velvet and linen, also on Etsy.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Versatility Of The Cross Back Pinny

I've just put some new aprons in to my Etsy shop.

I've made some small ones that I can squeeze in to,
but I think they look better on my petite assistant.

Here we are modelling the same pinny 
 - a 1930's pure cotton bark cloth -
just to show how accommodating they are.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

A Little Bespokery

Got to get back to some pinny making this week.
This tiny aubergine brushed cotton drill has left for its new home already. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Harris Tweed on Etsy

I love a good selvedge.

Or maybe a pencil case?

 Perfect for essentials.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Three Bags Full

A little bit of massive tote making has been happening lately.
  Mine is the grey pure heavy linen and vintage barkcloth.

A few of the others have gone off today to Two Doors Studio.