November brought an opportunity for me to get back to my loom and do some hand-weaving. It felt great to work with my hand-spun yarns to create a collection of scarves to be sold on consignment at Lupine Blossom Fiber Arts.
|display at LBFA|
Following the scarves, I wove a couple sets of kitchen towels.
Weaving is at a halt until the weather warms up. My workspace is located in a part of the house that is not insulated or heated. It is too cold for me out there! So, I turned to other interests...
I planned projects that were small and could be moved into the house easily, utilized materials that I have in stock and allowed me to explore a new technique or skill.
This is a quilted tote bag that allowed me to practice the Ryan McKenna applique technique.
|50 shades of blue|
|This purse is a good exercise in bag construction on a smaller scale. I had fun with the colors. My Mother-In-Law mentioned her favorite colors and I enjoyed shopping for the fabrics and working with them. I wish I had taken a photo of the back. It features a bird.|
|Inside pockets, side ties for expansion, swivel clip for keys|
I am always thinking about how to promote my Etsy shop and with only the handspun yarn in it ... I was limiting myself. I also wanted to make a gift for a friend who is an avid knitter. I made this quilted cable needle case for her.... thinking if this is a success, I'll make some for the Etsy shop
|cable needle case rolled|
|inside pockets for cable knitting needles; pkg of beaded stitch markers|
|for the dpns|
|quilted knitting needle cases|
|for cable knitting needles|
Ravelry. I will take another dive into the fabric stash to make a few more needle cases for the Keepsakefiber Etsy Shop.
I have quite the collection of seed beads. So I decided to make a beaded band using the bead loom. I will use this for trim on a quilted bag.
And I kept going, with beaded embroidery I made this button.
I also tried my hand a making some jewelry. I bought interchangeable earring findings so that I can switch out the earrings
These stitch markers were a little addition to the quilted knitting needle case I gave my friend.
And when I just needed a meditative project, I worked on my SAPGAP project. This is a project where I spin for fiber. I'm spinning shetland fleece into a 2ply sport weight yarn. Right in my comfort zone.
Notice, I haven't done any knitting... perhaps, next month.