Collars and thoughts

on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I have been thinking about clothing lately.
I am thinking of making a few Spring things.
I will need to get some patterns.

I finished my collar.
It is the first knitted piece I did a couple of years ago.
When I chose my yarn I chose an all natural fisherman's wool.
Once I finished knitting the skein I machine felted the piece. Last week I decided to make my piece into a collar for a sweater or jacket. For my collar I folded the piece lenghtwise and hand stitched the edges together using a brown satin cord for trim.

I sewed one of my Grandmother's coat buttons on the point.

I machine felted an old wool sweater. 

I think I will make a headband out it.
Something soft with a bit of elastic.
I save pictures of things I like when I look in the catalogs
that come in the mail.
They inspire me.
In January I celebrate
the Japanese culture.
I admire the way threads become art.

When I study different cultures
and their hand crafts

I am inspired to create.

The way of the Japanese culture is very wabi sabi.

I am saving all my scrapes
 for quilts and rugs and balls.

When I think of Japanese culture 
I always think of their amazing papers,
their washi.

The honored tradition
 of the origami crane
has come to represent peace.

I have brought my knot board up
to the living room.
I want to work on learning my button knots.
Maybe someday I could knot a butterfly.