Wednesday, July 20, 2011

practise quilts

Panel two

I had two practise panels for machine quilting.
I added extra borders that I will leave unquilted for now, so that I have practise space for the future.

closeup panel two

Closeup panel one

Panel one
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

tour spinning

This is the total that I have spun up until the first rest day.
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five quick finishes

Posted by PicasaI was asked yesterday for some quilt tops for children so I cut the fabric yesterday, sewed these this morning and delivered them this afternoon.
They looked bright and colourful.

Monday, July 11, 2011

day nine

At last. I have finished the blue fibre. There was 1kg in the bag and it is all spun and plied. It is a rest day for the tour, so I am off to the sewing machine today
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

day eight

A big spinning day and got heaps done. Now a sprint to the line for the last 250g of this fibre
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

day seven

I had a big spinning day yesterday. I have about 400g still to spin
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Friday, July 8, 2011

day 6, not much variety

Here is my day 6 spinning, more of the same really. I need to decide if I can grit my teeth and finish this fleece, or sneak in some other colours. I think I will weigh what is left and see how many more bobbins that equates to
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

day 5

Still spinning the same fibre and trying for consistency
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

day four

This is my spun yarn for day four, more of the blue. I am trying to get a consistent weight.
The small amount of brown is my first attempt at lace weight.
It is not too bad. I have plied two singles. I would now like to try plying three and see how the finished yarn looks.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tour de fleece

 Spinning from day three
 yarn from day one
Yarn from Day two

I am participating in the tour de fleece for the first time and this is my progress from the first three days.
More tomorrow I hope