I first met Rohinni Juneja (The Artisan Corina) when a quilting friend brought her home for her to see my looms. Thankfully she'd been forewarned that I'm eccentric, and we hit it off quite well. Her aesthetic is so different from my own (non-existent) one, as you'll see from the images of her work that … Continue reading The Artisan Corina
My daughter has gone up from class 2 to class 3, and today was her first day in class 3. I'm still in the phase of wanting to make stuff for her occasions and she's still in the phase of being happy with what I make. This time's challenge was to make her a bag … Continue reading The first day was amazing!
Ha! So I saw some dumpling pouches somewhere recently. And I felt the irresistible urge to make one again. I'd made this (a couple of them, I rarely make things singly) a while ago, using the same tutorial. I think I either made the smaller version that time, or I printed the template out at … Continue reading The cutest zipper pouch you ever saw
I was playing around with a scheduling app a few days ago, inspired by a weeklong spring clean by Makelight. I'm sorry to report I didn't finish following up on that but maybe at some point I will. Those of you who read my blog by visiting it might notice a strangeness. I tried to … Continue reading In which I experiment
Well not really, because my hands are on my phone. But yes. I don't have my loom with me while waiting at a class. So I thought I'd blog instead. What, another stall setup? You'll ask. Not exactly. It was an audition for an upcoming event. This would be the biggest bestest event ever if … Continue reading Hands-free for once, and three confusing tales
Reviewing what is one of my favourite patterns
I'm easily bored and need to be entertained, like a child. New techniques, therefore, draw me in like moths to a flame. The most recent one I learnt is this one, for making chenille fabric. I had seen this earlier as well, but Debbie Shore released a video a few weeks ago that brought it … Continue reading Between the lines
I've begun weaving again in the past couple of months, spurred by my purchase of the 12" Ashford Knitters Loom. I wanted a portable craft and since crochet and knitting don't do it for me any longer, this is it. This is a thing of beauty. I'm happy to report that my heart still clenches … Continue reading Playing with colour and texture
In which I invite advice or suggestions on pampering oneself.
This is the Live video from Facebook that I posted from a fair I had a stall at a few days ago. Don't mind the soundtrack; I'm still not comfortable putting my voice out there. https://www.facebook.com/Swakrta/videos/1282865895176408/ I've done a mini stall and a 'proper' stall in the time since I last posted here. This video … Continue reading Making my excuses
In which foul weather played havoc with a Fair.
In which I am paralysed by the choices I need to make