Sunday, January 15, 2006

First sock finished!


Stash Sunday January 15th
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
And it fits like a dream, to my amazement! Now up to the second sock. And as you see on the photo there's another ball ready for the next pair.
On the internet I found a Dutch yarn store called M+M Wolpost, which sells gorgeous sock yarn very cheap. Again this is self-patterning, in all kinds of lovely colour combinations, with names like Parrot and Chameleon. And they've got lots of other great yarn too. I might choose some to make a cardigan.

Creative clutter


Creative clutter
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
At the moment I'm working on three wallhangings made from cotton fabric with wool felted onto them. I'm also adding machine embroidery. They will be part of an exhibiton in which I take part with seven other felting ladies from my felting course. The theme is 'lamps', so I will put tiny lamps behind them.
They're alomst finished. I only have to add some beads and stuff. So if all goes well that'll be another project finished (hopefully this afternoon).

Artist Date 1 - January 3


Artist Date 1 - January 3
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
I joined a group on Flickr in order to follow the creativity course presented in the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.
Doing this course entails writing three so-called Morning Pages every day. I'm not particularly fond of doing this, especially not in the morning, ha!
Each week you also have to take yourself on an Artist Date. This I like very much. In week 1 I went to the local Museum of Ethnology to see an exhibition about Australia I had wanted to see for a long time. I liked it immensely! In the museum shop I also bought a very nice book about textile crafts inspired by African methods of printing, braiding, embroidery etc. It was a real bargain.