Completely on a whim one evening, I decided to make a shawl cuff for my recent handspun shawl. The shawl is quite over-sized and I thought it would be nice to have something to fastened the shawl with, keeping it in place to wear. Shawl cuffs were everywhere at Fibres West this year and I… Continue reading handspun ribbed shawl cuff
Thank you for joining me this week. This month, there will be 3 shows due to our missed show in March. I'm not sure what has been going on over here the past couple of weeks but I have a ton of finished items to share with you. While I haven't had much in terms of… Continue reading Episode 116: woven Eden stole, shawl cuff & Bastidor handspun
This month was well within my comfort zone, which I’ve been exploring these past few months through this club. The nests of fibre are some of my favourite fibre preparations – I just love unwrapping the nests and pulling them into long strips. From there, I usually pre-draft them slightly along the length of the… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: April 2019 // UK Organic
For the first time in my creating, I made a sort-of mood board. Because I never went to design school, this way of creating in the process never resonated with me before but in weaving, there are so many colours and patterns that I felt I needed something to focus my thoughts. Over the course… Continue reading asymmetrical tea towels (Pt. I): warping & re-beaming
Although I sold my 32" Rigid Heddle to a dear friend, I decided to warp up my small Knitter's Sample-It loom (11" weaving width) with the yarn I'd spun for the Crafty Jak's Fibre Club installment in March. I'd mentioned this project on the podcast recently and I finally had a chance to warp up… Continue reading warping a rigid heddle on a board.
There are more than a few things that I love about Ravelry but one of the most important features is the ability to keep a working journal of my projects and yarns. The platform gives me the opportunity to keep my notes as detailed or simple as I would like from project-to-project. A few months… Continue reading handspun ‘Eden’ stole
Thank you for joining me this week! I have some exciting news to share! For those hoping to purchase e-book copies of the book, they are now available from Blurb. The links are here. Breed & Colour Studies went live this morning - be sure to read this post here for links. Welcome to new… Continue reading Episode 115: #slowcloth Shetland spin & Gotland/Silk spinning growth