I’m excited that Louet has a new table loom (The Erica) that will be coming later this year, and I pre-ordered 3 versions! I can’t wait to get some pictures of a 2-shaft version, a 4-shaft version and all the accessories.
Flax update pictures will have to do!
I should have weeded more, and I think I need a method to keep the flax straight up nd down.
And a visitor.
Its soooo pretty!
Thank goodness a phenomenal amount sprouted. The garden patch feels a lot less bare now. All the varieties are growing nicely.
I am officially in two shows this year – the Twist Festival in St Andre-Avelline, QC in August and the Woodstock Fleece Festival in October. After a great small discussion with a friend yesterday, I have a glimpse of my fibre path again!
I started a few weeks ago with my fibre flax planting for the year. Originally I was going to rent a tiller, but my husband wanted to buy one instead. And this electric cutie has already been in use at both the city and farm houses this year. I can handle using it for about an hour at a stretch.
We cleared a 6 ft by 21 ft area. I marked it off with a shovel, and we finished it with the tiller.
I planted 4 varieties (marilyn, vesta, calina, and melina) just before we had rain for a week. I have sprouting from all the seeds at various rates. It will still take a few days to see how well spaced it is.
Marilyn (sprouting seeds)
I also picked up this new house. Behold the Bee Chalet!
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Tagged bee chalet, diy, farmablefibres, farming, fibre flax, Flax, Growing, hand made, linen, tilling
I too felt the need to learn the crocodile stitch and made an elf boot(ie)! I used 2 strands of Lanaknits Hempwol on 6mm needles. A third strand for the heel.
I keep mulling over the colours I want to use in boot number two….
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Tagged Crochet, crocodile stitch, diy, elf boot, elf bootie, farmablefibres, Fashion, handmade, hemp, Knitting, slipper, wool
Mia Torres, my wonderful model in Las Vegas recently celebrated her birthday! Here are a few more pics from our photo shoot in 2013.
A new picture I can print for my booth
Some fun ones
And a neat little picture that I made into a series
And a new banner
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Tagged Crochet, farmablefibres, Fashion, hemp, Mia Torres, Red Rock Canyon, red rock canyon national conservation area, silk, what will I knit today?
My husband published in a conference recently in Providence RI. I took the chance to tag along. We drove there on Sunday and drove back home on Tuesday. On Monday I took a walk arround downtown searching for a bookstore (where I bought a weaving book from 1906). It was a difficult shop to find as I kept looking upwards at all the incredible architecture in downtown Providence.
Sculpture by Lee Jae Hyo (I was able to find the artist online!) And the rest of the time I was pretty much looking up.
I was taking these pictures from across the street to get the widest field of view. There were stained glass pieces in every arch. I couldn’t see the details on the day, but I can enlarge the mostly blurry ones (the focus of the camera was always higher above them) and pretty much see heraldic looking stuff; lions, eagles, shields. Except for the one I did have in focus. The guy in his underwear!
And back up!
And a few impressive murals