Welcome to June! Veggies are coming out of the garden faster than I can eat them (so much lettuce!), the days are getting crazy long, and the to-do list just keeps growing.
In case you missed it, this is what quilting in space looks like.
I'm trying to do a bit more in the sewing department. This technique for making double-fold bias tape looks so much easier than those little tube things - I can never get the fabric poked through.
This was an interesting article...but it didn't show any of the rugs (!?)
Spinners at the end of the world
So much bouncing around in my head this week! Here's just a little bit of it:
Do you have royal baby fever? Every time Will and Kate stand on those steps holding a new bundle of joy, I wonder about where the knitwear came from. Here's the answer.
Knitting as sculpture.
This is an interesting advance in knitting machine technology. And there's a lot at stake in terms of environmental and human impact...lots to ponder on this one.
It all comes down to twist.
Tailor for the stars - literally.
I've also read about weavers in Nordic countries using snow to bleach linen. And watching the processes in prepping and weaving the fabric in this video from Ojiya, Japan was interesting, too.
Currently, I'm having a blast (and spending all my money) at Interweave Yarn Fest. I love coming, and seeing all there is to see...and it certainly doesn't help my to-do list!
Recently, I saw a post on Facebook where a weaver mentioned she might make temari balls with her loom waste. An interesting idea, which led me down a rabbit hole to these beauties.
Speaking of rabbit holes, I fell down hard for DIY furniture plans, especially Ana White's. Just like in my wardrobe and fiber arts, I have very specific ideas for what I want out of furniture, and rarely find it. Lately I've been jonesing for a new weaving bench (the one I'm using is older than me and falling apart), but nothing seems quite right. Naturally that means I have to build one, right?
I just finished reading The Curated Closet. Lately, I've had that "nothing to wear" feeling a lot...so this was the perfect read for me. I'm slowly working my way back through the exercises, hoping to have a truly curated closet by fall.
This would explain why I get grumpy when I don't get to play with yarn "enough."
I found this article a while back, and found it really interesting. Basically, it turns shapes into knitting patterns for knitting machines....and I think there's so much more a good designer could do with it.
I was fascinated by this video. So much artistry.
Clearly an April Fool's joke, but I found it quite amusing.
And lastly, Merino sheep are helping us learn what causes curly hair.
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