Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13

Plated top

I think I may have blogged this top during Me-Made-May, but I can’t find it, so thought I would do it again. This is a self-drafted, machine-knitted top where I used the plating technique to get a contrasting coloured yarn on the inside. I made it about two years ago. Plating is simply threading the […]

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GCC, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Stash or bust?

Soo… I was wondering what constitutes a stash and a stash bust. Is it a stash when it moves into the cupboard (as against being in a bag on the floor, or piled on the chair)? Is it when it is a week old? a month old? a year old?? Hmmm, no definitive answer methinks. […]

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family sewing, GCC, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing, Travel


So, last day of Me-Made-May ’13 and I decided to make red jeans – my first ever attempt and I am pretty pleased with them. I bought the fabric in Kutwell Fabrics, Christchurch, NZ and used the StyleArc Sandra Jeans pattern. I bought size 8, but they are too big; I really need size 7. […]

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GCC, Knitting, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Bag lady

Today I am wearing carrying a new bag – just what I need! This bag has been many days in the making, I struggled a bit with the instructions and the making of the bag, but it looks ok (from a distance). It is a lovely shape, and I had to master the art of chenille […]

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GCC, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13, Sewing

Dr who??

Today I am wearing the usual StyleArc pants and top, my green cashmere machine knitted socks, and my Dr Who scarf made from Tsumugi silk yarn from Japan. The design is by Stephen Dair from Dairing and this is a lovely, lovely scarf to wear. The yarn is sort of raw silk, but it is soft […]

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GCC, Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13

Felt something

Today for me-made I have on another original garment – a felted disk wrap which I lined with some very ancient machine washable wool from my stash. The felted disk fabric was a remnant (natch!) from Potter’s, and the lining fabric comes complete with moth holes, which are cleverly disguised by the felted fabric. The […]

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