Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fiber Artist Blog Roll

I just started a blog roll for other fiber artists. So if you blog fits the theme of my blog let me know so I can add you. I already added a tatter here: because she was nice enough to come to my daily blog and talk about tatting. For as much blogging as I do I get surprisingly few comments. So I always appreciate a good on topic comment to any of my posts.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I just signed up for Tagfoot. Come see all my links and comments and my wishlist.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Want to join too? Go to the code 'legendofping' and you could have the luxury of posting to all your blogs in one fell swoop like I do. Way more efficient than doing it one by one.
I'm not sure what 'ping my default' means but I guess I'll find out when I hit send.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come view my Flickr photo stream. Over 3000 photos I've taken are waiting there for your pleasure.
I just signed up for to make social networking more effiecient.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Walnut nalbinding needles

I made 2 nalbinding needles out of walnut. I think I need to make them narrower. Or maybe it's just that I don't know how to do it well enough yet and they will work just fine once I have the hang of the York stitch.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Re-learning to Tat

My mother tried to teach me years ago but I was never
very good at it. Well, try try again.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Needle Punch Embroidery

Years ago my mother and I bought some needlepunch kits on sale. At the time I remember almost finishing one, going out to run a few errands, and then when I got home I discovered my border collie had chewed it all up. That was in the 80's.

Now years later I was thinking of making a rug, and found ordinary craft stores don't have much in the way of rugmaking supplies. So my eye fell upon a needle punch kit. And now I have the confidence to design my own projects, so I dove right in. I learned the hard way that too much in one day can leave a nasty blister on a person's thumb. Now that it's healed up, I'm ready to go again.

My first design was a memento of my trip to Quartzsite AZ. I'm using embroidery floss.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Lacing on a gourd

This was a tricky one. I had to use a thin wire bent in half as a needle threader to fish the lace through the drilled holes. Lacing is added to gourds to add visual interest as well as shoring up a crack so it doesn't get any bigger.

Freeform Embroidery

A piece I made a few years ago. I should do more of this. It was a whole lot of fun.


My first attempt at netting. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Stickweaving Photos

I made my sticks by sharpening dowel sections and drilling a hole in one end of each stick with a dremel.