Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last post for 2015

I have decided to make a another pattern free on my blog , I hope you like it

Just copy the like below right clike mouse and select go to
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_MMi-skMPdFX1FzWVl6dDR6UEE/view?usp=sharing

I am sorry I don't have a picture for the finished bracelet but I know you will enjoy it when you have finished beading it. I sold mine but forgot to photograph it first , (Note to self photograph everything!)

Enjoy 2016 and happy crafting 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fibre dying

Had a great time last weekend dying 1 kg of 21 micron Merino roving. I am selling them in the gallery, if they don't sell I will spin them ready to use for knitting etc.   I just love how the colours work together.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Platform Gallery

our new gallery here in Port Augusta has been open for the past few months. Its the most amazing gallery now with lovely open space which is light and airy, there is no comparison with the old gallery. We have been donated a 4 shaft loom which has not been used for years. Debi and I warped it up with a test warp. its all there and weaves well.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Inkle Loom

I have received my new inkle loom from the USA. I just love it because the thread can't fall off while you are weaving.

  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Machine Knitting

I have spent the last month or so learning how to use a knitting Machine. I always thought using a machine to knit was easy and not worth the same as knitting by hand but I have had to rethink this. I have found learning to use the machine quite hard. You get the thing nearly finished and it all falls off the needles and it is very hard to get it back on. I have packed it all up and have had Wayne put it out in the shed but after calming down again I have tried it again. Over the last few days I have managed to make some thing more constructive than a hat. I have packed it away for the Christmas break because I have things to finish and the knitting machine can waste a day so easily.











A Sock blank

I gave one of my striped sock blanks to my friend Helen to knit up so I can see how it will work for socks . I think it looks amazing