Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nearly finished...

it all started with a lot of red and kind of red fiber... I decided that I want to make a blanket... so it was carded and spun... and woven... it was so much red fiber that I ended up with 2,5 blankets...

The first one was already finished before the summer break...

I finished weaving the second blanket and had left over yarn and left over warp... so I did some experiments with one of my first coil yarns.

Yesterday I reached the end of the warp... although there is still a bit of red yarn left over.

Now I have to fix any mistakes and broken warp threads , twist 2880 warp ends to a fringe and wash it.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Weaving... and ducks.

my first project on the loom is finished... tiny towels in waffle weave....

There are mistakes in it, but I had a lot of fun playing with the colors. I love the pattern and I will make more... but right now it is too exciting to try out different things.

I already started the next project, a scarf for my boyfriend... he bought me the loom. I have put a warp of grey Holst Supersoft yarn, enough for 2 scarfs. As weft I use some handspun BFL that I dyed in blues and greens...

If only there was more time for the fun stuff... at least I found time to go for a walk again with my father. There are some small lakes near where we live and I often go there and to the woods next to them with my father on sunday mornings. There are some indian runner ducks living there and I just love them. They are so used to people that they come running and take their food from your hand... 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A big adventure.

I started taking a weaving class about a year ago. Every monday evening I go to my weaving school. It is an old building and it always was a weaving school. Today it is also a museum: Haus der Handweberei Sindelfingen.

It's a lot of fun and it's always a bit sad to stop when class is over or when there are holidays and there is no weaving class for 6 weeks (in the summer).

But now my boyfriend decided that he wants to buy me a floor loom. I started looking for one and finally found a used Glimakra Ideal, 100cm weaving width, 8-shaft Countermarch loom. It was exactly what I wanted, the price was ok and it was an hours drive. I was very excited when I won the ebay auction.

Last weekend we went there and got the loom: a wooden puzzle.

The result:

I still need some stuff to tie it up and other things, but I hope I can put my first warp on it next weekend.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Last weeks bentos...

The past week was rather busy, but at least I made bento everyday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Last weeks bentos

As always most of the receipes are from the Just Bento cookbook, the 10 minute bento cookbook or JustBento.com!