Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Slate and driftwood weaving...

Last weekend I was at a weaving without a conventional loom class with Louise Martin. Instead of a loom, natural objects were used. I really like the relationship between the weaving and the natural form. My favourite sample was this one - using slate, driftwood and coloured warps. The weft was woven using the same coloured warps.
The course was very inspiring. A trip to the beach will never be the same again!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Weaving faces

At the end of last year I did a course at Stirling castle with Louise Martin specifically looking at weaving faces. My samples are finally off my loom. Firstly a lego man...
A screaming monster.
And finally using coloured warp as hair.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Swingy cardi & a Windfarm

On the needles is the garter stitch swingy sweater by Jenn Pellerin. Hopefully this will make a dent in the yarn mountain I currently have.
So far it is knitting pretty easily, I took advice on when to split for the sleeves from the That Girl! Summer Jacket over at Craftzine (which is currently in my ravelry queue). On Saturday we took a trip to Whitelee Windfarm, Europe's largest inshore windfarm no less. The wind turbines were quite mesmerising, and the views spectacular. Well worth a visit.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Knitted CD Case?

This weekend I'm off to All Tomorrow's Parties and I am very excited. For the mixtape swap I've created a knitted ATP case. I can't believe that I avoided Fair Isle knitting for so long, and now, dare I say it, I rather enjoy it!
Also, knitters, do you recognise yourself here? (From Vegan Craftastic)

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Farewell to the miracle...

My QR code has been having some adventures recently. Firstly, it was mentioned on the very cool Mr X stitch blog, and then on craftzine (when I realised this I almost fell off my chair!). The QR code is currently taking part in the Farewell to the Miracle exhibition at Make it Glasgow.
The exhibition is in response to the legislation being put forward which will cripple grassroots arts and culture in Scotland. You can read more, and sign the petition here. The exhibition is up until the 31st of March, and features some beautiful embroidery from Frayed at the Edges (including some glow in the dark thread!).
Check it out if you can.