I had wrist pain earlier this week, after all the heavy lifting during last week’s dyeing (I think). Monday it was so painful I lay on the sofa all day watching cheesy Christmas movies with ibuprofen gel and an ice pack.
I have all the bits now to start making some handbags! With a sore wrist I was just weighing fibre and getting embellishments ready. I’ve pulled together some silks, locks, handspun, hand dyed non-superwash yarn and will be using Perendale fibre.
I did manage to needle felt 3 gnomes and a bauble and drop them off at the shop. (I must have forgotten to photograph one of them). I also did a hyperlapse video of making one, so if you have 90 seconds to spare you can find the link here. There is no sound, I haven’t worked that out yet. I may do this with a fairy too!
I finished my band on my Inklet loom. This is the first project and you can see on the left photo how much better I have got from the start (left) to the end of the band (right). It is a warp facing fabric so you shouldn’t see the grey weft. (This was 16 ends and is 1.5cm wide.)
Now I know what to do my hope is to make some straps for the handbags I felt! Well that is the idea anyway.
I ordered some hoops and they are tiny…too tiny for the size of beads I used on this Dorset button 😂
I made a wreath with some eucalyptus trimmings from the tree we had cut down that has been sprouting back to life.
I made another by just tying the BFL/seacell fibre I dyed last week on a wreath!
I couldn’t be bothered having the full sized tree this year, so have just put the top part of our fake tree into a pot and decorated it. This makes it a lot less cluttered in the living room.
This is a Year of Projects post. Officially the Group is in its 11th year, but this is my 4th year participating. If you would like to find more about the Year of Projects Group on Ravelry. Year 11 list.