Sunday, June 30, 2013

printing triangles

so much fun - printing triangles, first of all I cut out one triangle from carving rubber - I quickly realised I need one triangle per colour.  It would have taken ages and measuring to do one colour followed by another etc. etc.  I'm not too keen on measuring - who's got the time..?

i picked out colours and printed that out on paper, not that I followed it - it was more for colour selection and the size of the triangle.  I mixed some fabric paint and started stamping on some cotton voile.  Three shades of grey, silver and a light pink.

and now I have a scarf, the fringing took several hours.

i even used a different foot on my sewing machine - the rolled hem foot, quite impressed with that one.  The standard foot is on the machine 99% of the time.


first attempt at knitting a pair of socks, the pattern I'm following is from the purl bee.  I don't think I have enough wool, so maybe 1 sock will be like the pics below, the other - not sure yet.  The wool was a little too expensive to warrant buying more of the same just for socks.  I could do them shorter but I like the look of the cable pattern that goes all the way up to just below the knee.

I liked the look of the wool before I rolled it into a ball.  It's slow going I'll admit but I'm sure I'll finish before winter is over   ......maybe.