Sorry, the title is Dutch! Maybe the best translation would be ‘Area in area’…but I am not certain. The pattern is a design made by  Ineke Elsinga

Several years ago I dyed some colour variations, in green and red!
I was lucky, I had a sample of the colours I wanted. Then I calculated the amount I needed and dyed the wool.

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     The result was what I hoped for. Perfect !

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It is a Summer / Winter design. I used linnen for the tabby.

vlak in vlakDuring weaving I thought: ‘what will happen when I wash the finished cloth.
Wool in combination with linnen !!
But nothing happened.
It was nice and it stayed nice.

tuniekAt the left you can see how the shawl behaved while in use. I couldn’t stand that and looked for a new pattern. I found it on Ravelry.
It is designed by Rutast…… a Cowl named Armonika

I liked my re-knitted shawl!
There is only one thing I regretted at first, it is shorter.
But after wearing it a couple of times, it was good this way.
“all’s well that ends well”

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The next part of the ‘optical weaving’ workshop, was ‘Shadow Weave’.
I am not the sampling type, but to my surprise I did enjoy the weaving.
Log cabin and Shadow weave was done on the same warp, with the same threading. Hurrah…
I have my own preferences of the different patterns in combination with the colours.

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The photo’s are not very good, sorry. They look rather dull!

Linda Wilson gave an ‘optical weaving’ workshop. I do like that effect and joined with pleasure.
The pattern does “jump out”, but that really is an illusion.
First I want to show you the colours I choose. It is 8/2 cotton.
It was important, they were contrasting ones. The photo was changed into black and white,
that was a great help!
From each photo the top cones were used for the warp. The weft was varied!

During weaving I experienced, ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter’ showed little difference. See for yourself.
A pity!

Winter (2)Squirrel and Fox+T en TSummer

I want to show you some details…….

 Does it help??  

Nummer 5
Nummer 4 Nummer 3 Winter
Nummer 2 Autumn Summer

Woven cloth      Top row: Winter                              Middle row: Autumn                         Bottom row: Summer

Made from old jeans.

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My sewing machine was defective and by ‘Marktplaats’ (a sort of Dutch ebay) we found a secondhand Bernina.
When my husband went to fetch it, it was a machine with an embroidery module.
The flowery design makes it special.

Years ago (2009) I spun mechanised flax. It became a holiday project.  Exactly 10 years later I finished plying. Plying is not really necessary however I want to weave with it and I thought it too thin.  That’s why!

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LouetNow it is linnen. Three skeins with a total weight  of  470 grams
and the  length is 2456 meter. It is not yet washed.
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A long time ago a present was given for my birthday.  It was a colour design to weave my horoscope shawl.
The design was made bij Bonnie Tarses.
Being optimistic I intended to dye the yarn that was needed. However time went by and I thought;  if you want to weave it just dive into your stash, otherwise it will take another 5 years.

horoscoopsjaalMercerized cotton.
Winding the warp was a challenge. The thread colours changed frequently.

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warpingHowever the result is beautiful!
Bonnie’s advice was to weave tabby, but no colour advice for the weft was given.
I decided, after several try outs, to use the  warp colours!

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2 soorten franje400 threads became 100 fringes.
A glass bead was added and 4 fringes were braided and the result was 25 fringes!

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Once upon a time a workshop was given by Heather Adamson on the Online Guild.
It was in the year 2008.
I did like to participate. Always wanted to make a puppet like that.
I started optimistic, but couldn’t decide how to make it to my full content.
So I thought ‘let it simmer a while’ and that ‘while’ became alsmost 9 years!!!
When the Ufo (unfinished objects) workshop started last january, I thought it is now or never.
I took my time again, but I did it….
May I introduce…… Reppy Reptile.
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A very nice workshop it was, given by Jane Robinson. Almost all participants made a sheep.
The flock was growing and growing. It was such fun.
Here are mine:
Coburger Fuchs and Wensleydale
voorkantCenWCoby and Wensley
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I bought this yarn in a charity shop.  It felt like cotton! The sweater is knitted top down.
That suits me the best. The quantity of the yarn will always do, because I can adjust the length.

truiThe collar was annoying. Every time I didn’t like it or it didn’t feel right.
Three times I changed it and finally I was content.

roosI did crochet a flower to brighten it up.

picotand made a special edge.

draadThe yarn looked like a band.

detailbut it is a net and the core is cotton (?) I really don’t know.
But cute it is!

Approximately 35 years ago I wove a cloth. The colours were modern 🙂 Dark brown and orange (and off white)!! When I finished weaving…I could not decide what to do with it.

After all those years I thought ‘enough is enough’.
I threw it in the washing machine and dryer and knew it would extremely felt.

retrojasA coat it was ment to be.
The lining was bought and the pattern chosen.
IMG_2400A zipper was used for the front.
The buttons are only for show.
IMG_1454_sRGBNice wearing because it feels warm and keeps the wind out, but ‘retro’ it is 🙂

I had a lot of yarn.  Six balls each 50 gr. and each ball was approximately 400 m. / Lana Grossa: Lace Merino Print, 100% Merino Extrafine.

tuniekAs I am looking at the photo it is really very long. Maybe I will ad a photo of it when I am wearing it. I am not small but neither am I a giant.

In the meantime at the backside there was a huge hole from a screw in my loom (was very busy climbing in and out of it). But that was easy to repair because of my knitting ‘top-down’.
I was able to adjust the seam at the same time. I lengthened the pattern.

Look at this beautiful yarn….it was a present….

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driehoeksjaalWhat more is there to say…..

Last year we were invited to knit at a charity shop ( I am a member of a S&B group ). I went there with my spinningwheel…..It is the beginning before knitting isn’t 🙂 ‘There’ I found yarn I couldn’t resist. My colour and fluffy! At home I knitted a sample and I thought it too green. So I blended it with my indigo dyed chenille. That softened the colour. Lovely! I had enough yarn and decided to knit a long cardigan!

garendetailNowadays I frequently use this book for knitting: It makes me more creatief!
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vestIt is a warm and cosy one!

I frequently take a look at the website of Ineke Elsinga. Visiting I noticed a pattern called ”walking waffle’ (literally translated from Dutch language’).  Wow this…I wanted to have. I like optic illusions in weaving. Buying the pattern was easy done.
The warp is as straight as it always is (we can’t change that :-)), but every weft changes 70 times and then you start with the first weft again. The waffle really walks 🙂
When I took it of my loom and washed the cloth, I was so happy. It was beautiful.

wandelende wafelI almost regretted it was woven for lining a bag from the grocery store.
Then I had to use my pair of scissors 🙁  I warn you!!! Sewing was a hell of a job!!

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Some time ago I knitted a sweater from my handspun yarn. After undoing and changing I finally was happy with the result. What about the leftover yarn? Normally you never use it.
However look….. a bag is a nice solution.  I often wear jeans and this way it became a nice combination.

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I’m sorry I neglected my website for so long. The photo below explains it all.
We were so busy taking care of mother Sophy and her pups. When you click on her photo it will guide you to their website.

Sophy en pupsWe kept one pup. Her name is Jytka.
Jytka en Sophy
and then life took over….. but I won’t bother you with that!
I am back again…..

On the Annual Spinning Day I attended a workshop felting. It was given by Adrian Salomé,
who hand dyed the tops herself. There were very nice colour combinations…..it was not easy to choose!!
We seperated the combed wool in thin layers and made a circle. Beginning in the middle and then going round and round. During felting we tried to keep the circle intact and I managed quite well, I think….well it is a little oval maybe….

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toolMy husband was needed to make holes. I hadn’t enough strength.
img_1138This little basket is a success while knitting on the couch. The ball stays in 🙂

mosaic1This one is my favorite.
I used the sequence of the warp colours in the weft. However I mixed the colours to the new colour. Like this…pink bloc! alternating pink/yellow bloc! yellow bloc! alternating yellow/light green bloc! light green bloc! and so on…and so on.

mosaic2For the weft I used light green. The long floats are very vulnerable.

mosaïc3I used light blue for the weft.
All three look good, but next time I will use 14 threads per cm.
Of course one weaves alternating purple floats too.
In the meantime two of them have moved to a new owner.

My daughter got a present from a friend. It was an owl to crochet.
Amigurumi this technique is called as I am well informed???
Well she never did crochet and together they tried…and tried…looked on youtube for the stitches and came to the conclusion, that they would never succeed and above all, they didn’t like to crochet.
And here I came in.
I can crochet and like to do it, all though I have to confess, I am not a great fan of Amigurumi.
uiltjeIt is nice isn’t it!?

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