Thursday, March 31, 2016


Winter is over and I've finished my mittens.
I frogged them three times, changed pattern twice and finally ended up with stockinette stitch. Nothing fancy.
They are knitted from singles I spun a couple of years ago on a drop spindle. They are thick and thin, not on purpose though, just because I was knew to spinning.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spinning frenzy

I have no idea when I will be able to spin it all but anyway...
Hemp to the left, nettle to the right and soy, bamboo, tencel, seaweed - centre bottom.

At the same time somewhere in the leaving room...



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spinning study

I am done with my fibre studiesFirst of all I need to say that this fun became possible only because I managed to buy several types of fibres at one place in very tiny 5g amounts. 

I bought all this staff at a felting store and I guess the flax they have is the one used for felting but not spinning. The fibres were rather short and torn. But I enjoyed spinning it and hope this will help me in spinning real linen.

It was a bit like the flax above but softer and nicer and easier to spin into a unified thread.                   

This was such a pleasure to spin, so silky and smooth.

This was combed cotton. Not as easy to spin as the easy-to-spin cotton I used to work with, but the result is really nice, smooth and shiny.

Overall, this was a very pleasant experience and I am already thinking about buying all 30 colours of cotton and hemp and maybe even 10 gram of each. And than weave a stripy something out of them...


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Something long...

Once again I've chosen a big cross-stitch project. One thing for sure, it will take a lot of time to finish.

At the same time my coat is slooowly coming to a nick line. I am dreading the steeks.

Friday, March 11, 2016


What I like about spinning is that if you have fibres you can pick up a spindle and start spinning - no preparation needed.
Yesterday I treated myself with a bunch of "exotic" fibres to play with.
To be plied with Mulberry silk later
Coloured cotton
And nettle

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Time to weave

Finally I am done with the warp. After correcting mistakes I am ready to weave.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cobble Quay

The third part of the set is finished. Now the question is what to do with them?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Warp rep debut

After long pause I found strength to start new warp. This time I'll be trying warp rep.
Maine Island Runner from Handwoven May/June 2007 seemed like a good choice but... 
This time I decided not to buy new yarn and use only what I already have. I have nothing similar. Out of ten colours of 5/2 cotton I have I used nine in a kind of similar sequence. Hopefully the result will not be a total disaster. 

Look at my warping paddle!

In braids warp looks nice. Now I think I should have used fewer colours.