Some Very Exciting News...
I have been asked to help out fashion designer Riley Lawson, create some unique handknit items for the upcoming Saskatchewan Fashion Week May 9 - 11!! Riley has a passion for her work that is truly unique, she's knows what she wants and she works hard to get it. Riley is the fashion manager for Stella & Sway, she writes a monthly column in Pink magazine is seen on Global TV has done advertising work for the Cornwall Centre, Midtown Plaza, Rockbridge Reality, just to name a few and she is an image consultant on top of it all. She has a very exciting collection to showcase this year you won't want to miss it. This is a very big opportunity for me and I am very grateful to be a part of it.
How to Braid Top or Roving
You know when you buy fibre and it comes in a nice neat braid? Ever wanted to know how to do this? This quick picture tutorial will show you how I braid my fibre. The reason I like braids is because they are nice and compact which makes it easier for me to store (or hide), ship or might even help you dye fibre in a cool way. I will be using 4 oz of Wendsleydale wool in the colourway "Not So Sea Worthy" dyed by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic. Just a note, if you ever want to join a fibre club, I highly recommend this one.
Step 1: Lay out your fibre into a "N" shape
Step 2: Start at one end and just loop the tip around the other two ends
Step 3: Start braiding your three strand together (you will have to untangle the fibre as you go. Continue until you are close to the end
Step 4: Once you reach the end, tuck in the loose end to the loop created by the other 2 strands. Now wasn't that easy?
About a month ago, I was knitting with some friends at Wok Box on south Albert St and we were discussing neat ideas in knitting. My friend Sara had showed me this clock that knits a complete round on a circular knitting machine as the time ticks by. At the end of the year you have a scarf!
"A unique concept shows the passage of time using an accessory that is knitted 24
hours a day for 365 days."
This idea is from designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen.
I think I need a circular knitting machine......