School started again in the Netherlands, and I'm experiencing my first weeks in University studying Data Science. This is of course a fun new experience but also requires lots of time! I hope I can keep making 2 blogs per month but since I almost didn't get anything done last week I might have to … Continue reading Lot’s of projects, so little time. Already preparing for FFF Utrecht!
Most spinners don't look at the hours they spent while spinning. They often don't realize how long most yarns take to make. And not only the making process takes a lot of time! When spinning from the fleece you have to first get your fleece from the farm (or order it online but this is … Continue reading How long does it take? – Spinning yarn ‘Finally’ for a weaving project
A couple of weeks ago a lovely woman I’ve met at the Tilburg Textile Museum ordered a custom pair of wrist warmers. I figured this would be a great time to talk about custom orders and if you want a pair of wrist warmers yourself how you can order them. Since I just moved into … Continue reading Madder dyed wrist warmers and progress on irish lace! – Free 3 leaf clover crochet pattern below.
There are days, yes even for me, that I don’t feel like crafting. When writers are stuck and can’t go on writing for a while you’ll call it a writersblock. Same is true for all crafts, there are just times when you don’t feel inspired. Craftersblock. This often leads to many unfinished projects…. In the last … Continue reading Craftersblock… And tips to get out of it!
For the last 2 weeks I have been working on so many small projects. I finished some things I had been working on for a while now and I started some new projects. I fininally finished my second handspun sweater! One of my projects was really exiting for myself since it required 2 sorts of … Continue reading Komodo skirt remake – How I try to keep my wardrobe eco friendly
I’ve been working on some new wrist warmers and they are now my favorite ones to make! The pattern for the wrist warmers themselves is so easy and relaxing to do. The first 25 rounds are just a knit 3 purl 1 repeat and the other 33 rounds are just straight knitting. The ultimate zen-knitting … Continue reading Crewel embroidery on knitted wrist warmers!
Tomorrow (Saturday the 17th) is the fair fashion festival in Rotterdam and my mother and I will be participating! We’ve been focusing on eco friendly brides this time and made some amazing progress in the last few weeks. My mother has been working on recycled and/or natural dresses and I made accessories. Both are designed … Continue reading Fair Fashion Festival Rotterdam – Eco friendly brides
This week I finished some of my projects. One of them was a handspun hand woven scarf. We were discussing about selling scarfs like these for brides and other fashion-lovers and as always we couldn’t really decide on a price yet. When making clothes on order I’d actually like to someday earn minimum wage because … Continue reading Weaving handspun and some thought about pricing
I’m warning you before you start reading, this is going to be a very long blog post…. Because I’m spinning lots at the moment I also have to wash a lot. This made me think about which products I use, which products are available and how to choose between the products available. It seemed like … Continue reading Product testing: Ecover Delicate Laundry Liquid
As I mentioned in my last blog, I made these wrist warmers in our yarn Aika, which is a 100% baby alpaca yarn. Last time you could only see the yarn, here are some finished pictures! What I love most about knitting with hand dyed yarns is that the colours are alive. If you look … Continue reading Washing baby alpaca wrist warmers – Aika madder dyed