Friday, 23 January 2009

Yesterday I attended the Stitch & Creative Crafts show at Sandown Park. There was an interesting variety of stands but many of them were card/papercraft related. Sadly there was very little knitting, hand or machine. The Guild of Machine Knitters was there with a very impressive stand and two machines working away. The team were very helpful and I hope they will recruit some new members over the next couple of days. The other Guilds represented included the Lacemakers Circle, Embroiderers Guild, Surrey Weaving, Spinning and Dying and Feltmaking by the Flews Group. I found all the representatives on these stands extremely friendly and helpful.

As there was little wool available to add to my stash I bought some packs of hand-dyed silk tops and laps and silk carrier rods with the intention of experimenting more with felt and silk paper making. Hopefully I will post the results soon. I am trying to motivate myself more this year!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Multi-coloured shrug

This was my first design for a shawl/jacket. I have called it a shrug, although it isn't technically. I'm not too sure of the exact definition of a shrug. It was knitted on my Brother 260 in an industrial boucle yarn with black eyelash trim. It has been avery successful garment and the design has been altered and adapted many times. I will add some more designs when time allows.
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