Just Wanna Quilt: A Podcast

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I got an email one day from Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard about being interviewed for her podcast, Just Wanna Quilt. I, of course, said yes! My interview will be up on the website on Tuesday, but you should go over there now and check out some of the podcasts. She’s had some amazing people on. And yes, I do listen to it at work on the Bluetooth speakers, so now most of my staff is up to date as well!

She found me from my interview on BBC. We chatted about quite a few things on the podcast, from Quilt-gate to my Zelda Quilts, and everything in between! In fact, she and I are doing a follow-up shortly, and I’m sending her some of the scarves I’ve been designing lately!

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Looming Up A Storm

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I loomed a lovely scarf with fabric strips for both the warp and the weft. I know… I’m a rebel!

The warp was some left over quilt backing, and the warp was strips of batik fabric I had chilling in a bag waiting to be used… Well, I found a project for them!

I’ll post pictures of the finished scarf later this week! I just have to unpack it!!!

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Another Scarf Woven

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I’ve been a busy fellow the past week and a half. I was in Minnesota last week, and I finally finished this scarf I stared months ago. (Yes, I brought my loom on vacation.) I also wove another scarf, and I’ll take pictures of that later this week when I get around to unpacking it. This is one of the scarves I brought with me to the Textile center in Minneapolis, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be teaching a class on it next year… We’ll see!

Wish me luck!

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One Layer Down – Reclaimed Yarn Baby Blanket

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It took quite a bit of stitching, and quite a bit of yarn scraps, but the first layer is done!!! When I started, I took two pieces of water soluble stabilizer, and put yarn scraps from the factory between them. Then I stitches them down a bit, and then just threw it in my embroidery machine and let it go! After about 4 hours of embroidery time, I simply washed out the stabilizer. I have one more layer for the back, which is going to be gorgeous, and then that will also form the binding.

Next time, I have a few different ideas on how to do it, but we’ll see how this turns out!

Wish me luck!

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Baby Blanket Made From Factory Scraps!

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I’ve been a bit busy, but you know that’s always the case. Now the country fair is around the corner, and I’m just finishing up this baby Blanket. It’s made from factory scraps from the knitting mill I work at. I love it, because it looks great, and it’s keeping acrylic waste out of land folks. It’s a win-win for upcycling!!!

It’s made by sandwiching a bunch of scraps between two pieces of water soluble stabilizer, and just stitching the hell out of it. I’ll show you the wanted version tomorrow!!!

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