Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bag for Grandaughter

A bag I made for granddaughter, from some oddments of fabric, it has a zip on one side and a pocket on the other, plus a zipped inside pocket.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Kent Guild 60th Anniversary

On Saturday the Guild met to celebrate 60 years of the Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers & Weavers, we enjoyed a bring and share lunch, a cake made especially for us and a fashion show of members work in the after noon.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Guild Workshop with Alison Daykin

The Kent Guild had its annual "Vic Edwards Day" on the last Saturday in October, with a workshop where we all try and join in on learning something new, in memory of our founder. This year we had a wonderful day, entitled "Creative Spinning" with Alison Daykin. We were told to bring with us a picture that inspired us, and a selection of spun yarns, and oddments of commercial yarns, beads, fabric etc.

Alison is a very good teacher and took us though a number of the pictures to explain how we could
identify elements of the picture/colour to get the effects we wanted in our spun yarn. She also demonstrated a different method of carding from rovings for colour blending, and various different spinning methods for fancy yarns, a core wrapped yarn, tufted yarn, two methods for attaching beads, two colour roving, two colour slub yarns and more. A great day and I got a lot out of it, I came away with my head buzzing with new ideas for my stash of fibres and rovings.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Patchwork Quilt

I made this for my Granddaughter, who wanted something girly and pink, the backing is fleece to make it cuddly, she was very pleased with it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Seaside Tote Bag

The fabric is from the Coast range by Makower, I had great fun making it. I love the seaside and making this tote bag was pure pleasure, beads and shells were used for embellishment.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Helix Spiral Socks, from oddments of Yarn

Helix spiral socks, knitted from oddments of yarn, fun to play with stripes.

Dyed Yarn

This was an attempt to create colours that reminded me of pansy flowers, I think the pinks are okay but the yellowish green is not right yet.

Yarn Dyeing

Yarn for a lightweight summer cardigan, all sorts of seaside shades of blue and green, carded ready for spinning.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dyeing the Blues

At Summer School 2007 my chosen course was "Dyeing the Blues" learning indigo dyeing with Viviene Prideaux, using a zinc lime vat. We made lots of samples and some larger pieces. I made a soft jacket from one fabric and pieced together a lap quilt from the small samples, it's lightly padded and quilted with piped edges.

Knitted and lined sock slippers

These were knitted for my granddaughter, based on some she had seen in a shop, they are lined with some stretchy cotton jersey to make them extra warm, the foot part is based on Aunt Dana's sock pattern.