Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wool on sunday, my retro sampler and some flowers

I knitted some more patterns on my retro sampler. Do you remember Wieke's pattern?
For this project i use yarned , dyed by me with plantes, i told you about the yarn here.

I did not knit a lot these days because the garden needs a lot of attention.
And i dyed fabric and scarves with indigo. This summer in my village we'll have a brocante (fleamarket) for the first time and i want to be there with a stall with some handmade things......
i will show you the indigo things soon!

The fruit trees were in full bloom last week, so beautiful.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indigo, a trip around the world 2

More photo's made at the exposition in Paris.
This coat is from China, there are metallic decorations.

A skirt from China.

Detail of the skirt.

Another fantastic skirt from China.

A embroidered jacket from Guatemala.

A wallhanging from Inde;

At least a picture of Christine Legrand's book.

You can still visit the exposition till the 4th of may.
You shall not be disappointed!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Indigo,a trip around the world

I promised you photo's of the indigo exposition in Paris. The expo was fantastic. So many different clothes, patterns from Japan, China, Africa, Inde, Central America and south america, Vietnam, laos and Thailande.
Catherine Legrand, who composed this exposition , has spent more than twenty years traveling and researching indigo; she wrote a beautiful  book about her research .

To give you an impression of one of the corners, lots of shibori patterns. 'photo made by zonzon'

Japan, futon cover.

Japan, boro jacket.

Japan, noragi, jacket woven with pieces of used cotton.

Japan, travellars cape.

Japan, small bag crocheted with cotton dyed with kaki and indigo.

Japan, travelers bag.

To be continued......

Monday, April 6, 2015

Wool on Sunday and more

I am going to participate in Janine's Wool on Sunday, i don't know if i can post something about knitting, crocheting or dyeing wool every week but I will try.
ON Janine's blog you can find the links to other participants, i invite to take a look on their blogs.

On ByHaafner's blog i found the Fifties cowl, it is an easy and quick pattern  with a stylish look. I already made 5 ....   At the Eastermarket I already sold two cowls.
Here are the ones that I made last week.

I had a very good Eastermarket, I sold the two indigo/shibori totes and the five indigo /shibori scarfs.
So i am planning another dye session this week.......
On thursday i go to Paris for my usual one-day-visit. There is an exposition about indigo at the Forney library in the my favorite quarter, the Marais.
I saw beautiful pictures of the exposition on several blogs. I promise you to make lots of photo's too.

Last week I received the swap envelope , sent by Mirjam, the swap was organized bij Keetje van lien.

Thank you Mirjam for all those lovely things;

And at least a sign of spring, today the sun is shining like yesterday. But we had lots of grey, rainy and windy days .


Friday, March 20, 2015

Next sunday is our Easter market

THis year we will have an Easter market in stead of the yearly mother's day market.
For me it is too close to the market in december, i only have some new bags and scarfs.
And i made some decorations.....

I found the idea on Etsy.

This pattern is from the Purl Bee.

This idea i saw on Handwerjuffie's blog. 


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Indigo dyeing and Shibori

This week I showed my friends Brigitte and Lucienne the Shibori technique. We did some pole wrapping, bind and clamp and some stitch and tied resist.
Especially the last technique is really time consuming, so we did this on tuesday afternoon and the dyeing two days later.
I forgot to take pictures of the process , i only have pictures of the results.

Brigiite's work

Lucienne's work
The magic of the fabric coming out of the vat in green and becoming blue by oxygen is so inspiring.
They were both so enthusiastic, we surely will dye more.......

I also made some samplers.

Lucienne sent me picture she made in the evening.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My retrosampler knitted with handdyed yarn

A short blogpost about my retro sampler.  And again I did not follow Wieke's patterns but i made mine......

I think the scarf will be too bulky for me . So i decided to cut the scarf, after completing, into two pieces . I did not make a steek and when I looked on the www i found  a perfect tutorial  on Kate Davies blog to reinforce the stitches  . As you can see in the second and last picture I already started to crochet one of the reinforcements .