21.03.10

UFO attack #1: the cushion

After I moved into the new apartment I planned a massive attack to the UFOs (UnFinished Objects :-) I have around. The easiest one (because it was almost finished) was this crochet cushion I started in Ireland last year. The project was for a crochet-only cushion to recycle some old yarn but it was too ugly to be true (or too ugly to be mine) so I finished the back with some lovely Lamb's Pride green wool and handmade buttons, and I covered the still ugly front with  Sandi Henderson's fabric.   Next target is the... [Lire la suite]
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07.03.10

Too late for wool?

These days you can feel the spring is round the corner, so it seemed a better idea to use cotton for my next weaving project. What looks like navy blue in the picture is actually a nice purple colour in reality, but I couldn't get it right with my camera. You can't see me smiling but I am really happy with it.
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27.02.10

Batik and me

This is a batik piece I made on silk.I've been learning this technique in the Textile Dyeing workshop at school. I'd like to show a quick photo sequence of the process as I learned it:1. Preparing the wax by melting it together with paraffin and filtering. Once it starts to solidify, we slice it into small dices. 2. Melting the wax in a canting and drawing with it on the fabric, stretched on a wooden frame, in order to isolate the areas we don't want to be dyed. 3. Dyeing the fabric.4. After repeating the process of painting... [Lire la suite]
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25.02.10

Batik lamps

    A few of my experiments in batik, a textile decorating technique. The lamp covers are cut and sewn to fit an Ikea lamp. I made three different ones, so I can change the look of the lamp.
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08.02.10

The yarn room

I love the weaving room at school. Specially the wall with the wardrobes full of yarn cones. The rest is nice too. Have a look:
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05.02.10

Before the spring comes

This is my first woven scarf!! ... I mean, hmm hmm...before it was woven, of course. A bit of order in the yarn chaos, and eventually... it's wrapped around my neck. I'm learning to weave in a rush to complete a few scarves before the warm weather arrives to Barcelona!
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01.01.10

Happy New Year

I'm back from the sunny Christmas holidays in Sicily (pictures coming soon) and ready for a new year. Christmas time is not  yet finished in Spain, because on the 6th of January we celebrate the Epiphany by giving presents to family and friends. On Sunday we are having the second edition of the Craft Market. I am moving house now so I won't have access to the internet for a few days. But I'll be back soon, promise!
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16.12.09

Our Christmas market

If you are in Barcelona this weekend come to our Christmas market. There will be handmade crafts, Mexican food and good music!
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09.12.09

Busy days

Very little time for blogging or sleeping these days... I am working hard on my school assignments and making new things for an upcoming Christmas market. Everything will be available in my Etsy shop in case you are not in Barcelona on the 19th of December... And on top of all that, the thing that makes me happier and stresses me more than anything else... I am looking for a new apartment in Barcelona, because my boyfriend is finally moving here very soon! Wish me good luck.
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06.12.09

Embroidery inspiration: yellow

More pictures from a book on top of my wish list: Broderies.
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