Wednesday, December 13, 2017

These days - Estos dias

I am cutting snowflakes to decorate the office at work. Still using t-shirt yarn, making handbags, this is my first one, without the strap/handles, as I have not decided what to add.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Circle crochet V stitch - Punto Bajo Centrado circular

An stitch that looks its best on extra bulky yarn, like t-shirt ones. I learnt to make it in the round with increases and sideways which looks like a whirlwind. It creates an interesting texture. These are the latest ones I made.
Esta variacion del punto bajo gana mucho con trapillo y lanas/hilos gruesos. Aprendi a hacerlo en circulo  y una variacion  redondo ladeado que encontre aqui , que lo hace mas interesante, parece un remolino. Estas son las dos ultimas bases que he hecho.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Joseph Franks exhibition

Recordando mi visita a la exhibicion del arquitecto y diseñador textil austriaco Joseph Franks en el Museo de la Moda y Textiles en Londres. Nadie diria que los tejidos aparecieron en los años 30 y 40, se ven tan actuales con tanto colorido. Descubri sus tulipanes  hace años en Liberty's y son fan desde entonces.
 Remembering the Joseph Franks exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London. The designs feel timeless, an injection of optimism with such a riot of color. I came across his work years ago at Liberty's and became a fan, buying some tulip place mats which I regret gifting as I cannot buy them nowadays.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ganchilleando con trapillo - Crocheting with t-shirt yarn

Probando nuevos materiales y aprendiendo nuevos puntos y tecnicas. El punto bajo centrado (enlace a video) que he usado en estas cestas es muy versatil, facilita el diseno pudiendo usar graficos de punto de cruz con la tecnica del ganchillo tapiceria o jacquard.
Trying new materials, stitches and techniques. Enjoying how quick the work progresses with t-shirt yarn also known as spaghetty yarn. This one is from Tiger and is very reasonably priced with plenty of stores nearby, a drawback is color availability which can be quite unpredictable. I learnt  crochet knit stitch/waistcoat stitch which is very versatile, it adapts itself very easily to tapestry/jacquard crochet designs.