February 2013

Hole-Mending Tutorial

Hole-Mending Tutorial

My favourite cashmere wrap has had a hole in it for some time. When I wear it I try to arrange the folds so the hole doesn’t show, but it usually ends up front and centre. I’ve considered needle felting a little shape over the hole like these polka dots or this heart, but those ideas didn’t really suit me for this repair. I like the simplicity of the wrap and wanted something invisible. The trick was to find some fibre that matches the colour perfectly … or was read more

One Idea—Three Ways

One Idea—Three Ways

I’m eagerly waiting for my contributer’s copy of Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 20 Ideas * 3 Ways to arrive. I’ve seen a bit of buzz about it on the internet and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. In the meantime, I’ve been looking at the promotional spread (see below) and listening to an interview with Betsy Perry of Classic Elite about the book. The premise of the book is to present three variations for each design. It could be a recurring motif or stitch pattern in a read more