We have had a few conversations in the past on how to prove a design is yours. I said that when possible I add my initials as part of the underlay, sometimes very small, but in the case of this shield quite large.Here's an animation of what I mean.
Last year my husband bought me a book called Visserstruien - there's an English edition too. It offers patterns used in several fishing towns, including the one I was born. My grandmother used to knit ganseys by the dozen for my uncles and cousins, but n
Tried some more top-down and this time wrote down what I did so I now have a basic pattern. And my stash is reduced by 2 1/2 balls. That came from my mother's stash. Question now is knit a hat to go with it or use the yarn in another odd ball project.
Thanks to my spilling tea over the laptop and a new keyboard having to be imported from the USA I have done little embroidery, digitising etc. Out of sheer frustration I bought a loose keyboard today, so that solved my problem. In the meantime I knitt
Tea and laptops don't mix. Of course I knew, but yesterday I tested it out - accidentally. I tried rice which worked well for my DiL's phone after falling into the loo, but no mitigating effect on my laptop. And now I only have my iPad (generation 1,
I have been playing with the inbuilt decorative stitches of my machine. Since I have an embroidery machine (1992) I have used those very infrequently. First I made the two denim swatches, using resp. 2 and 3 different stitches to get an overall design
Reducing my stash :) Drew the pattern on the go. Cut out the body and sleeves which needed an insert as the width of the fabric was not large enough. Then decided to add a pocket and collar of the same insert fabric. Zip came from my stash too. My home
Baby jacket. I had a small ball of baby acryl and just got going, no pattern, just a small t-shirt to have some idea of size. I started with the Tunisian crochet top part, then crocheted the body top down. After that I had 7.4 grams (about 1/4 oz) left fo
Baby coat from remnants. The smaller a pocket the more a difference of a few millimetres shows up. And as I did trust myself enough I digitised the outline and made them in the hoop. Next time I want to use them I'll digitise a placement line as well
Have you ever been as stupid as I am? Sewed another fleece jumper (?) , took great care to get the zipped collar bit in nicely without puckers and when I proudly folded it to be gifted I noticed that the zipper pull is on the inside!!! So there's some
Have been sewing the last couple of days and made some items for a nearby asylum seekers registration camp. Most have only the clothes they are wearing, children often have summer clothes and are wearing toe slippers and it has been freezing the last few
Candle mat. I just could not resist digitising one of those candle mats. I chose one that has 9 parts (I love uneven numbers), which requires a 40 degree base. I went for a regular square-ish outline to try it out. I have seen lovely shaped petals used
BIGEYES618 I see your first question dates back to 2010. All of them have been answered. Just click on the text of your question and you'll see the answers - see also link below. Do not start a new thread, let us know in the latest one that you have b
As my children told me they hire a container and dump all my stuff in it when I die, I am trying to sew and knit and crochet in order to use up some fabrics, yarns, etc. Yesterday I came across a half sewn skirt with an interesting history. My daughter ha