A L I S A
Last Progress Report I was about to ply up some yarn that had been on my bobbins for a while. I am using up a bunch of hand-dyed braids that I had in my stash. I really love the outcome. the colours didn't match up as well as I though they would, which makes sense as I'm just working by eye and not being super careful about weighing out roving. I really love this skein and I'm ready to spin up and ply the rest. Firstly, I HAVE to work on my final project for school (which is due mid-August - YIKES). My excuse of not having any empty bobbins no longer holds...
J E N N E
I AM CRAZY FOR SASHIKO! After making the pillow, I wanted to experiment with drawing the patterns to be able to change the scale and also to experiment with different fabrics. The polka dot seemed like a natural pattern already to play with some freehand stitches. I found a book at the library in japanese that has pictures of how to draw out on a grid any traditional pattern at any scale and have been practicing on paper. The denim piece is a sampler for two garments I am making - testing out the scale and the thread. I am working on a dress for M to try out sashiko and garment construction, and hopefully it will work well so I can also do stitching on a larger scale.