Thursday, February 18, 2021

The unexpected - Lo inesperado

 The unexpected happened in 2020 and lots of time was spent indoors. Knitted some socks to spent time, but then I broke my wrist and they had tobe abandoned until things get back to normal,like so many others.

Lo inexperado paso y hubo que cambiar habitos al tener que estar aislados. Retome el punto y teji unos calcetines, estos fueron los segundos, pero me rompi la muneca y tuve que aparcarlos hasta que se recupere.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

These days - Estos dias

I am cutting snowflakes to decorate the office at work. Still using t-shirt yarn, making handbags, this is my first one, without the strap/handles, as I have not decided what to add.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Circle crochet V stitch - Punto Bajo Centrado circular

An stitch that looks its best on extra bulky yarn, like t-shirt ones. I learnt to make it in the round with increases and sideways which looks like a whirlwind. It creates an interesting texture. These are the latest ones I made.
Esta variacion del punto bajo gana mucho con trapillo y lanas/hilos gruesos. Aprendi a hacerlo en circulo  y una variacion  redondo ladeado que encontre aqui , que lo hace mas interesante, parece un remolino. Estas son las dos ultimas bases que he hecho.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Joseph Franks exhibition

Recordando mi visita a la exhibicion del arquitecto y diseñador textil austriaco Joseph Franks en el Museo de la Moda y Textiles en Londres. Nadie diria que los tejidos aparecieron en los años 30 y 40, se ven tan actuales con tanto colorido. Descubri sus tulipanes  hace años en Liberty's y son fan desde entonces.
 Remembering the Joseph Franks exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London. The designs feel timeless, an injection of optimism with such a riot of color. I came across his work years ago at Liberty's and became a fan, buying some tulip place mats which I regret gifting as I cannot buy them nowadays.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ganchilleando con trapillo - Crocheting with t-shirt yarn

Probando nuevos materiales y aprendiendo nuevos puntos y tecnicas. El punto bajo centrado (enlace a video) que he usado en estas cestas es muy versatil, facilita el diseno pudiendo usar graficos de punto de cruz con la tecnica del ganchillo tapiceria o jacquard.
Trying new materials, stitches and techniques. Enjoying how quick the work progresses with t-shirt yarn also known as spaghetty yarn. This one is from Tiger and is very reasonably priced with plenty of stores nearby, a drawback is color availability which can be quite unpredictable. I learnt  crochet knit stitch/waistcoat stitch which is very versatile, it adapts itself very easily to tapestry/jacquard crochet designs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shibori in Portobello

A quick dash around Portobello last Saturday to buy some cotton ribbon ended up with this discovery. While there I came across this gorgeous stall selling Japanese Shibori stuff. 
Buscando el puesto de pasameria en el mercado de Portobello me encontre con uno nuevo vendiendo Shibori. Una tecnica de teñido japonesa, que algun dia aprendere, mientras tanto miro videos y paginas como esta.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Recien salidos de las tijeras - Yesterday's cuttings

Los domingos grises de invierno son ideales para quedarse en casita recortando.
Grey winter Sundays are perfect for staying at home doing papercuts.