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How I’ve Kept My Sanity: Crafting Through Misdiagnosis… (Part 3.5)

After posting Part 3 of the Toxic Medicine series, I posted some of the scarves I’ve been working on, but forgot to post the yarn I spun! So we’ll call this “Part 3.5”. I love spinning yarn, but holy heck is it time consuming. I did not know that when I started spinning, but it is rather easy to start and stop, so I can always walk away and come back to it later. Perhaps later this week, I’ll post some of the art roving I have waiting in the wings for future felting or spinning projects.

The first yarn after the jump is some I used in one of the scarves from my nuno felting scarf post referenced above.

To see the yarn I’ve made in the last couple weeks, follow the jump…

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How I’ve Kept My Sanity: Crafting Through Misdiagnosis… (Part 3)

I finally posted Part 3 of the Toxic Medicine series, so I thought I would show you guys what I have been working on. My strength is coming back, but I get worn out so easily. I’m used to carrying people, not because it is part of my job description, but for funsies. Now I get tired carrying a couple 50 lb. boxes yarn around the building at work. So, no large exhausting projects for me, but nuno felting scarves is my new passion. I can finish one in a day, and I only work up a mild sweat when I start needle felting aggressively for some of the edges.

To see some of the scarves I’ve made in the last couple weeks, follow the jump…

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How I’ve Kept My Sanity: Crafting Through Misdiagnosis… (Part 2)

Nuno Felting!

Yes, Nuno Felting is so much fun! I started working on them when I got really sick from my negligent doctors, but now I am up and running with them! (My white blood cell count is now within normal range!!!!) They were so much fun to make, and it was nice, because when I was sick, it allowed me the chance to make something in stages, instead of all at once. I could felt it over 2 or 3 days, and it was a great experience! It’s not exactly the fastest thing in the world, but it is quite fun! Maybe I’ll even teach a class on it soon!

For those who don’t know, I was quite under the weather for quite a while, and you can read about that here!

Follow the jump for some of the first scarves I made!

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I Came, I Taught, I Had So Much Fun!

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I had so much fun teaching at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota! In fact, this picture is from one of the students in the class. She took the scrap yarn I had from work and turned it into this beautiful yarn! This was from a student named Angela, and she really ran with the idea of working with the scraps to make some gorgeous new yarn! Reclaiming factory waste wasn’t the only class I taught! There was making a scarf from scrap fabric as well! I had so much fun; I can’t wait to come back next year!

I want to thank everyone who came to the class, as well as The Weavers Guild for having me! Stay tuned and I’ll let you know what classes I’ll push for next year! Or, let me know what classes you want me to teach!

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Eric The Knitter???

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I guess you could say I’ve been busy… recently I started working on a new set of scarves for this fall! I made a couple, and threw some pictures out on the internet and sent a few to people I knew, and someone bit!¬†That’s right, my scarves are now going to be made available at The Annex in Highland, In. It’s a super chic boutique on 4th Ave, right off of Highway Ave in the downtown area.

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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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More Scarves From More Scraps

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I’ve been a busy little sewer! Well, at least I’m trying to be. When I started making these scarves out of my scraps I had no idea how much fun they would be! I have a green one currently in the works, as well as a pink one, but they still need to have the topper put on, and sewn more. The only trick is, you have to stitch enough to secure everything in place, but not too much to make it too stiff. It’s a little tricky finding the right amount, but once you get the hang of it, it’s so much fun.

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Shimmer Scarves!

I’ve been having a blast with the knitting machines at work and decided to make a few of these over the last couple days. I made a couple for myself and everyone keeps asking where I brought it from, so I decided it would be wise to start selling them! What do you think? They are so soft, and so warm! You should check them out on Etsy and see more pictures and all the colors after the jump… Continue reading

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