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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
10:31 am
Sock yarn!
Had a request to make some snuggly boot socks, so made this yarn to knit them from. Interesting dark colours!
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Sunday, February 19th, 2017
4:59 pm
Interesting textured yarns made this weekend
Yarns! Three colours of alpaca fibres dyed up years ago, plied with thread to make some fun fluffy textured stuff.
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
9:31 am
First completed sewing project of 2017!
Got some lovely fabrics from a colleague who went shopping for me when visiting India. I made one lot of this into a dress - the lining was a good colour match (and was a random purchase on antique market day at Spitalfields Market).
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Saturday, December 31st, 2016
12:39 pm
2-layer skirt - floaty top, silk lining
Been working on this for a bit, very fiddly to get the silk lining's hem to work and Mum helped with that over Christmas.
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11:20 am
Entirely hand-sewn dress
I made this dress back in the summer, but only recently got round to taking pictures:

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Sunday, November 27th, 2016
10:32 am
Silk fibre dyeing
More natural dyeing of silk! Lots of pics, do click through and take a look.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
9:38 am
Keys and people
ingaborg and aperrott have moved and we swapped our spare keys back at the weekend :(
Plus side is possiblility of weekend games sometime at new place!

Talking of gaming, I found out that ingaborg has not met watervole, so I am noting this here so you can meet electronically (mutual interest in boardgames, tablet weaving, filking, country walks and books!)
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
9:46 am
Handspun pink/lilac natural-dyed yarn
I made some sock yarn from some of the fun natural dyed fibre from a few weeks ago.
watervole - this is for you :)
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
11:40 am
Pretty colours! Wool and silk dyeing experiments
Dug out a load of leftover dyestuffs that needed using, over the last few weeks. Results have been fun!
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Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
11:24 am
Spongey, minty-fresh colourscheme yarn
The very very last of the wool I bought years back at Burpham Court Farm.
This is Southdown - short fibre, really spongey, bit tricky to spin. Worked out OK!
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Sunday, June 12th, 2016
6:03 pm
Street party - with added Morris Dancing!
Spent a good 4 hours + today out at a village party for the Queen.
Got dragged into some Morris Dancing (thanks to watervole we had some clue what to do ;) )
Pics at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/albums/72157669573475906
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
9:01 am
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
8:41 am
Yarn - just for fun
Yarn made over the last week, mostly while watching some of the "Fast and the furious" series of films.
A decent amount, no ideas what to do with it yet; it's been fun not making it for a specific purpose!
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Sunday, January 31st, 2016
10:26 am
Laceweight yarn
Another finished spinning project! Some black alpaca, silk and bit of cashmere. Going to be some sort of shawl thing. Wanted to see quite how thin I could make it (fortunately the alpaca and the silk are quite strong, so it worked..)
See pics below for the "alien landscape" effect weird close-ups!

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Saturday, January 9th, 2016
12:46 pm
Finished a spinning project (finally!)
Several years ago I used up some leftover dye from another project, to create some interesting colours on some silk fibre.
I've been spinning this only occasionally (drop spindle, not wheel) and after over a year and a half of work I finally completed it today :)

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015
11:24 am
Dolly dresses, batch 2 - with some smocking
Thought I'd do a little more sewing - I'd not done any smocking for a bit so tried some of that (with varying degrees of success), and also tried a 2-layer skirt so the dress has its own lace-trimmed underlayer.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
12:43 pm
Dolly dresses!
I've been sewing for Makie dolls again. Having accumulated some nice fabrics for my birthday, this is what I have come up with...
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Sunday, October 25th, 2015
12:59 pm
"Otto and Victoria" Steampunk cosplay project (with dolls and knitting!)
I follow an amazing artist online, called Brian Kesinger (http://www.bkartonline.com/) who a number of months back issued a challenge to cosplayers, to dress up as his steampunk girl character Victoria, who has a pet octopus.
I decided it would be more interesting to scale this down (especially since I had already made a suitable octopus from modifying http://knitty.com/ISSUEdf14/PATTopus.php

The results are interesting - this took some time! Doll does not have human proportions or full movement and fabric sourcing can be tricky, but final result is fun!

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12:39 pm
Adventures in doll-size clothes design - "Nemi"
I have a number of the customisable dolls from https://mymakie.com/ - I found they were changing them (non-3d print bodies, stopping the plain white ones) so grabbed more while I could. I thought it might be fun to create a version of the cartoon character Nemi (http://www.comicvine.com/nemi/4005-23383/) as a costumed doll - here's a few pics (I do need to give her some make-up yet to make her a bit more recognisable).

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Sunday, October 18th, 2015
9:44 am
Unusual use for yarn - mini wigs
I've been having a lot of fun over the last year designing then dressing little custom-made dollies from https://mymakie.com/

Recently I decided to find out if some of my handspun yarns could be used for some wig-making experimentation and found it to work quite well :)
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