Sample Weave: Plain Weave Checks

Woven sample

Here’s my sample weaving project with rigid heddle loom. I tried to do things systematically and first thing I did was selecting yarns and made several yarn wrappings to find colourways I like. Then I warped the loom with one stripe design and started weaving with seven deferent weft stripe designs.

 

Yarns
From top left: 50% cotton 50% polyester Luminous Pink, 100% lambs wool Persimmon Orange, Tender Shoot Green, Ocean Wave Blue, Hyacinth Violet, From top right: 100% lambs wool Vanilla Ice White, Moon Struck Grey, Gardem Glade Green, Ecru Olive Green, Desert Palm Brown

 

weaving process on rigid heddle loom

woven fabric close-up

woven fabric on rigid heddle loom

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New Publication for Crafters

The Crafter's Guide to Patterns

Earlier this year, I received a copy of this book “The Crafter’s Guide to Patterns”. It’s written by Jessica Swift, a talented artist and pattern designer from Portland, Oregon USA.

I’m truly honored to be a part of this amazing DIY book and actually I could learn tremendously from the wide variety of ways to approach when designing patterns. It’s just full of interesting ideas and basic methods you could apply from today.

Although I’m sort of shifting towards knitting and have not been designing a lot of surface patterns recently, this book makes me want to work on it again.

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A Perfect Match


© Elizabeth Tritsch / Photos by Marianne Wille

I was so excited when I received those pictures of cushions with my Mari fabrics!
One of my customers Elizabeth, is a talented crafter and you can see how creative she is to integrate my design into her lovely cushion covers.
I really hope that she would start selling her creations on Etsy or anywhere else :)

The photographs were taken by Marianne, a friend of Elizabeth and she sells her beautiful felt works here!

Kate Schutz The Talented Painter & Illustrator




One of my customers Kate Schutz showed me these pictures of her renovated bedroom on her blog.

The gifted artist (you can see some of her paintings on the wall) ordered some cushion covers and fabric from me to suit the new headboard and wall paint. And you can see it all went perfect :)

What she’s done with her room is very inspiring to me and I’m very pleased to have become a part of her refurbishing project!

Please visit her blog and website to find out more about her work.

I’m in Love




The other day I found those exquisite pieces of jewellery, made by a Japanese jewellery designer Keiko Okamoto.

I just LOVE the colours, delicate lines and sophisticated use of materials.

Her label is called “knap” and you can find her cute shop on Etsy here.

Over The Pacific Ocean


The other day, I sold this journal and another one to someone in California and she let me know what she got those notebooks for.

She is originally from Hawaii and she would exchange them monthly with her two best friends in Hawaii, “writing down things they would normally say if they were together”.

I thought it was so sweet…! And the story actually moved me and made me try to keep up the good work :)