Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category

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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My Rose is very vulnerable. The timber can easily be damaged.
When you have to lift it for a long time, you get the feeling your arm is growing for at least one meter 😉
My friend Greet (together with her husband) designed a pattern to make a cover for her Rose.
When I saw her walking with her spinning wheel on top of a trolley and me sighing and sweating, carrying mine for a ten minute walk, it was easy to decide…….

She lended me her pattern! HURRAH! The sewing etc. etc.took approximately a fortnight, but now I can walk for miles with my spinning wheel save and sound’.
THANK YOU GREET 😉

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