Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A little tutorial

The good season is approaching - or at least I hope it is! - so it'd be good to have a nice bag ready.
This shape requires little cutting and sewing, because it's a long narrow stripe. It's fun and quick to plan and weave, but any other long stripe of fabric will do.

This is how the stripe is folded to obtain the bag - the proportion between handle and bag can be varied, depending on how you are used to carrying it.
The finished stripe is about 17cm wide and the total length is about 230cm, not including the inside pocket.
If you want a pocket, you have to plan a little more warp length, in order to have an extra fold that you can keep to the inside (or even the outside!) of the bag.

If you like, you can round the corners at the bottom and add a nice lining - this one is made of cotton and goes in the washing machine with no problem.
Happy weaving!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I received a sample pack of 10 moo mini cards - they're so cute and tiny! Maybe a little bit too small...I reckon the best format is 55x84 mm, business card. Still, I like them - and I've got an uncanny feeling that they might become highly addictive...

Then, while making some order I bumped into my first 5m of weaving - a lenght of log cabin - in dark and light blue wool, which I noticed is full of mistakes. That was the first time on a floor loom - pedals and two shuttles! - I wasn't exactly what you could call "coordinate"! It took a long time to weave, mistakes and all, but I am fond of this piece of fabric and I wanted to put it to good use, so I was considering using it to cover the cushions of a Danish chair.

Friday, January 16, 2009


You know those days - when everything goes slightly wrong, when that fab dress on sale does not suit you, when you plan something but it just won't come out right...well, yesterday was one of those days.

But on my returning home I found a small cute parcel from Holland waiting from me...and my day instantly cheered up! Thank you Margreet for the lovely Venne Yarn - on one hand I can't wait to use it, on the other the box is so cute that I want to enjoy it for a little while before emptying it!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Back Home

We're back home and the weather doesn't help us...
This is where we stayed - another year, maybe, before we can see this familiar landscapes again

On the way home we stopped at the Mart - to see this exhibition
[ lots of blue.dark green - just as I like it ]

The Munari book was looking at me in the museum shop - I had to take it home with me

Friday, January 02, 2009

More of that Gewürztraminer please!

Today we stopped in Tramin - along the Weinstrasse - for a little wine tasting. The town is lovely!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

we're spending some beautiful days in the mountains - see you soon!