Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Dress and shall/ Poncho

There is nothing better than a cotton gauze dress in the summer!

The pattern is a mix of two that were altered a lot. . . The bodice was from an old dress pattern that I shortened and the skirt was a historical Edwardian skirt pattern from butterick that I shortened.
The shall/poncho was made with out a pattern. I copied a neck line from a shirt that I like and measured the rest.

The poncho looks best with jeans and a white tank underneath.
The serger and rolled hem were my best friends on these projects.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Over the Scarf

While my floor loom is broken I made a scarf on a frame loom with lumpy bumpy handspun yarn. It wove up faster than I thought it would. I warped the frame in a continuous loop of yarn that way when I wove I just pulled the fabric down so my arms could stay in the same spot. This would have worked better if I made a frame look with dowel and a tensioning device but I just used an old canvas stretcher frame with notched in it. The only thing that I had to do was even out my warp after I pulled it around the edge of the frame. It evened out after wet finishing. This scarf now lives at my friends ( house. I made it for her birthday. ^^ Any way on to the pictures
It has Knit and Crochet elements too

the yarn was spun from a rainbow merino top that I bought at the MA woolfest while on vacation

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Art Ed Show

Is Open
It is a very strong show this year!
And i have 10 pieces in it *_* heheehehe