Sunday, October 23, 2016

Current and Proposed Projects


I will, I will, I will finish the duffles.  There were actually 4 to do and one is done. One is half done, another is cut out and waiting,  I can't remember about #4.

One on the right is not finished, No lining.


But the one on the left is complete.

I had trouble with the piping on the ends of the bags. Perhaps practice is what I need.  Piping does add a certain je ne sais pas to the duffles. Also to other things.

I think when the lining is added to the bag on left. it will help smooth out the wrinkly piping.

I found the pattern as a tutorial from SewCanDo by way of Sew She Can.  I changed the pattern a bit.
#1  I found that lining the straps with the same fleece as the bag made them too difficult to turn right side out.  I left the fleece out of the straps.  A lighter interfacing though might make them less floppy.
#2 I had to change the way I added the zipper because when I did it like the photo, it didn't work.  So I looked at the photo taken after the zip was sewn in and worked backwards.
Otherwise I think they are cute.  So hoping to finish all by Thanksgiving.

I have some spinning to do.  Well, actually, plying.  The spinning's complete.  Oops, what I should have said is, 'some' spinning is done.

This one is plied.  It's called Salsa Caliente.  

The one I need to ply is below. However, I have forgotten it's name.

It's all ready, I just need to do it.

Weaving.   Finally got the new warp tied on to the old warp.  New experience for me.  It worked!

It's tied on but not beamed.  I have no photo of that.  
What I have is a picture of the start of a new set of towels.

This was meant to be a  more sagey green that this or maybe just a deeper hue.  It's a Finnish twill pattern.

There are soooooooooooooooo many more projects in my world to be completed. These have been 5 of them.

May God make His Face to shine upon you and give you peace.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fabric Love

Just a photo essay of fabric, because I love it.  Some of these photos are from my Pinterest board titled "Fabric is Fabulous".  Enjoy the beauty, it's free of charge. Also it doesn't take up space in your house.

A batik that says fall, Halloween, pumpkins, vines and jack-o-lanterns.

I love the muted colors on this one.



Harris Tweed

I love the bunnies

Renaissance Man - Fountain Pens - Vanilla Cream  I am dying here.:

What to make with this one?

So that's my fabric photo essay.  Maybe you could go write your own essay today.

That's all.