textiles

Stitching Symbols

Stitching Symbols

on18 October 2015 / in textiles

   

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Bobbin Lace Patterns

Bobbin Lace Patterns

on10 August 2015 / in life, textiles, travel

  The patterns for bobbin lace are drawn or printed on paper then firmly secured to a thin cardstock with clear contact paper. This makes them sturdy enough to provide a smooth solid support for your lacemaking.     The patterns are used over and over again making them fascinating markers of history. Back side of the same circle pattern […]

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Lace Making in Ljubljana

Lace Making in Ljubljana

on28 July 2015 / in life, textiles

           

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Lace Making

Lace Making

on23 July 2015 / in food, textiles, travel

         

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Idrija Bobbin Lace Class

Idrija Bobbin Lace Class

on23 July 2015 / in eTextile, life, textiles, travel

  While in Slovenia I’m taking lace making classes.   I arrived in Ljubljana without supplies so my teacher lent me her mother’s bobbins and pillow.     This is third piece of lace I worked on.     Of course I had to insert electronics into my project! More about eTextiles can be found on my sister blog The […]

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Lace Making Class #1

Lace Making Class #1

on21 July 2015 / in life, textiles

  Waiting for my first lace making class I felt like a school girl all clumsy and unsure of herself. Fortunately Im in this position on a regular basis so I knew it too would pass.     I began with the basic bracelet in red thread.     And 4 hours later I came up for air!     […]

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Bobbin Lace Making in Ljubljana Slovenia

Bobbin Lace Making in Ljubljana Slovenia

on21 July 2015 / in textiles

  I took my first lessons in bobbin lacemaking today! Waiting was the hardest part…     First to master the basic cross   Begin with bobbin pair threads parallel.     Cross the inner threads to the right   Cross the outer two pairs to the left     What the final cross should look like. Total of four […]

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8/2 Tencel from Webs

8/2 Tencel from Webs

on6 July 2015 / in textiles, weaving

  8/2 Tencel from Webs. 1 pound cones for $19 during the anniversary sale.            

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Waxing your Thread

Waxing your Thread

on1 July 2015 / in sewing, textiles

  I like to wax my threads before I do any hand sewing. This is especially handy with conductive threads which are generally hairy and tangle easily. Taking a few minutes to wax thread is a major time saver!   Purchase a cake of bees wax from your local sewing shop.     Pull the thread thru the bees wax […]

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eTextile Sound Speaker Prototypes

eTextile Sound Speaker Prototypes

on29 June 2015 / in electronics, textiles

  Speaker prototypes from conductive thread.    

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LOVE Weave

LOVE Weave

on15 June 2015 / in weaving

  Cleaning up the stash and I found the LOVE bead weaving sample.    

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Grey Tencel Plain Weave

Grey Tencel Plain Weave

on12 June 2015 / in textiles, weaving

  The Louet Hollandia was dressed to sample a double weave so I tried doubling up the treadles and weaving one layer of plain weave. I like it.        

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Nilus LeCleric Break

Nilus LeCleric Break

on11 June 2015 / in life, weaving

     

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Sewing in Nature

Sewing in Nature

on8 June 2015 / in sewing

  Stitching speakers into Mother Nature’s leaves.      

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Circles of Meditation

Circles of Meditation

on2 June 2015 / in life, textiles

  Whenever I don’t know what to do I let my mind wander while a hand stitch circles.     this lets my hands be busy repeating the blanket stitch while my mind wanders.     And soon enough I have a new project in mind.    

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