Saturday, September 25, 2010

Learning the ways of wool

Oh the wonders of learning to spin. Here's me playing with a drop spindle which Susan was good enough to loan me so I could perhaps spin some of my rovings I dyed. Now to get some time to master the technique. This was all part of the demos we were conducting during Arts & Culture Week in Canada. This is a busy weekend for me as I am doing two demos both Saturday and Sunday.
Here's Munchkin trying the spinning wheel. I would have to take time and get her to focus on consistency of speed, otherwise she seemed to be picking it up quite well. Just what I need more incentive to desire a spinning wheel. Cause I have plenty of time to master a new handcraft. ;0)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hamming it Up


Munchkin had a great time hamming it up for the camera when a friend(Paula) and I were trying to get some good shots of some clothes I created(altered). She kept refusing to keep that tongue in her mouth. But I really do have to admit most of the pictures were pretty cute tongue and all.

So here are a couple of pictures. The hat is something I adorned for her and she absolutely loves it. She wore it to the Montreal Jazz festival and it was very appropriate. The jacket is something I have for sale at the store.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Flowers Done + some sample necklaces



Got lots of flowers done for embellishment purposes. Its a great way to have some things prepared beforehand for restocking purposes.

I have also been busy trying out different designs and styles for an upcoming class I am teaching at CreativFestival Toronto in October. It is called Funky Fibre Accessories and is 1 1/2 hours long. No idea how many students there may be, or their experience. So I have been trying to come up with a variety of options this month. Then I shall make up class patterns for a couple of them at the end of September in preparation. The pink flower one is using a pattern I found on Ravelry for reference. I must check to see who the designer was again.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

IN Production Mode

I have been stitching the sweater leftovers as I go along. This is a much better way to approach the situation as then I have a bag of flower makings. Instead of a bag of mess. A new approach for me which hopefully rubs off to all other things in my studio.
The reason behind the sweater leftovers is I have been working on a line of skirts created from reconstructed sweaters and tops. So far I have come up with three basic designs, two for sweaters and one for tee's or lightweight knits. Oh I am also making flowers if you didn't guess, which are being used for embellishment or are having new lives as hair accessories and brooches.

My goal is to get about a dozen done and then do some proper pictures.