Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Three Color Striped Sash

Today I finished the sash (belt) that I started at the Santiago archery range. I noticed that the beginning half is wider than the ending half. Maybe it's not a good idea to change locations in mid-project.  I'll have to keep an eye on that in the future.

This was my first attempt at stripes and I used 3 colors of yarn.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Weaving With My Portable Loom

On a whim I cruised through the children's section of the library and picked up a craft book.  (See photo). In the book I found directions for making a super easy loom.  I've been weaving almost daily ever since. I'm having so much fun. And I love that it's portable so I can take it to the park or an archery gathering or to the beach and weave.

My friend Barbara took this photo of me weaving.

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Old Guild

Sean Michael Thomas demonstrating a drop spindle.
Years ago I almost joined a spinning guild, but then we moved and they moved and life went on. I recently ran into the man who runs it again, and this time I think it may be doable. They only meet once a month, which is better for me, and they meet at homes, so people can bring their spinning wheels. The other knitting group I've been going to meets weekly but it's at a Starbucks so we don't bring much with us so we won't take over the whole place. Sean's wife Lynn is going to teach me how to spin so I'm very excited. I've also been invited to do a demo at the Irish fair in June. I hope I can talk my boyfriend into it, but so far he doesn't seem that interested.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Original Needle Punch Art by Fayme Harper

I've been doing a lot of needle punch lately and since I don't have a Needle Punch or Punch Needle blog I thought this would be an appropriate place to share them all. I recently got some better tools and better instructions so my work just got better. I draw each design by hand onto the foundation fabric and choose the colors as I go. I like my work to be spontaneous. If I planned it all out in advance, I'd be too bored to finish it.