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Tag Archives: Acrylic

Carding Out Some Rolags

2 Apr

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In preparation for My Talk at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota, with Sara Okern of Andas Mer, I’ve been pounding the reclaimed fiber!!! The particular rolags in the picture above are 70% Reclaimed Factory Waste Acrylic, 10% reclaimed silk, and 20% merino wool. I’ve been experimenting with blends quite a bit! I’m also getting much better at making rolags! You should have seen some of the first ones I made… not great, but they spun up just fine!

Between packing for my trip, and getting all my ducks in a row, I haven’t posted much lately, but hopefully once I get back from my time in Minnesota I’ll post quite a bit of what I have been up to! Wish me luck!

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Baby Blanket Top Done

20 Jul

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Ta-da!!!! The first part is finished!!! Now just to add the back! The back is going to be all shades of blue! I even started embroidering it already!!! Now just to find the time to finish it. The county fair is fast approaching! Wish me luck!

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Rug Made From Factory Seconds

24 May

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For those of you who do not know… I have a day job! I really lucked out though, because I work in knitwear production, which means I have access to knitwear scraps and seconds, and you know I use the hell out of them, from making knit fabric for my quilts, to now using the flawed pieces for weaving.

I started work on this rug, and within about 6 hours, I had a nice 22 inch by 36 inch rag rug. I used polyester upholstery thread for the warp, and nothing but acrylic scraps for the weft. I think it turned out quite nicely, and I’m working on developing it into a class! Wish me luck!!!

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