I've had some very good reactions about my blog about Ecover Delicate Laundry Liquid and am testing multiple more laundry liquids at the moment. At the Knit and Knot in Tilburg I met Susy van der Zwan of Fiberdelic, which is the official Soak distributor from the Netherlands. She was so kind to give me … Continue reading Product testing: Soak modern laundry care – washing product for wool, silk and other delicate fabrics
Weaving goes so fast compared to knitting! The scarf I talked about in my last blog is already off the loom! As you can see I've also spun some new yarn for a next project and - you won't believe it - this yarn is even softer than my last fleece! The fiber of the … Continue reading 100% Alpaca scarf weaving done! – Stitching and decoration WIP
I've been thinking about a lot of things lately. How do I want to go on with my crafts? What do I want with what I make? What are my goals? A lot of questions and most of them still unanswered. I would like to make more of a collection of crafts that fit the … Continue reading Weaving a new 100% handspun scarf – what’s next?
I haven't had any time at all to write in the last couple of weeks - but I did sneak in some time to relax and work on some projects. I wanted to work on my own collection for the winter and started a very nice colour block sweater. Since I wasn't sure in which … Continue reading Mohair colour block sweater – design and progress
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!