About this blog

A blog about the meanderings of a craft designer and hand maker living in a beautiful island at the end of the earth....I'm a weaver addicted to her little Ashford Knitters Loom, a crocheter, knitter, painter, gardener and grandma. Rowena lives in Tasmania - a world apart, not a world away!

Craft is a social activity, shaped by communal resources and motivations. Leonardo Bonanni and Amanda Parkes Virtual guilds : collective intelligence and the future of craft JMC vol 3, no 2 July 2010 pp. 179-190

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Foray into Felting - Purse

I tried it both ways....knitted then felted ....and then woven then felted.

Both using Meskill's beautiful millspun corriedale in a dark grey  (equivalent to a fullsome 8ply).

The knitted try is finished...complete with beautiful button from SoewnEarth.

Woohoo !! Etsy Treasury East Listing

A BIG thank you to Urbandeva who listed my beautiful Sea Mist Wrap on her Etsy Treasury East List !! 

I'm still  coming to grips with the other fascinating aspects of Etsy - wish I had the time to browse more extensively! It's such a wonderful feeling when someone else picks out your stuff and says that it's worthy of mention!

Thanks Urbandeva   :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's almost Christmas !

The June Longweekend over and the Shortest Day soon...where is the year going to?    The hours fly and so does the shuttle!  I have been weaving some absolutely gorgeous fine merino mill spun yarn and playing with patterns on my little AKL.  It makes me feel like getting a bigger one with more shuttles (tempted by Ashford's new table loom) but no she says...just keep going with what you have.  There are just SO MANY variations that the rigid heddle can do and I want to learn them first!  

A foray into felting worked! My lovely corriedale from Victoria is now a garment - serape, ruiana, sleeveless jacket...whateva!...but I need to finfish the edges and pop on the button.

Waiting for the list of stallholders for August Niche before I decide which/what/where.

I MUST download some piccies...............    
...........................trying out the new templates!  Do you like it ?