Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
The cord of the middle one was made on my sewing machine, the ropes of the first and third vessel I coiled by hand. All three vessels were then constructed on my Bernina.
This is work that gives me feedback full of joy, such fun to make these bowls. And while creating the ropes and coils I can play with colors and even textures.
The cord of the brown vessel consists of three strands of natural linen rope with a single turquoise metallic thread running with it.
The first and third vessel ropes were made with 1 inch wide fabric strips, which, as I said above, I coiled together by hand.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
My husband is once again on work assignment in Australia, so this Shabatt was mine alone. It was a hot and humid summer day. I decided to stay home and find something enjoyable to do. For a long time I admire the fiber vessels and bowls many artists and craftists (why is there not a word like craftists???) create and for a while now I had it on my wish list to try it by myself.
So this morning I made two big balls of yarn cord, which is quite laborious and a bit hard on the hands with all the pulling through the machine cording foot. But the ropes turned out beautifully colored and textured, and I continued to the next level of my project.
As with everything done the first time, there is a learning process. I made the base with this one a bit too large. With this size of the bottom the bowl had to be much higher and I did not have enough cord for it. Never mind, I think it is still lovely.
I very much loved the second ball of cording. The yarns were white wool, beige and gray cotton, silver yarn with some texture, and a black knitting acrylic with a silver metal thread running along it. That made for a very pretty light hued and elegant looking rope. Here is the first bowl I made from it, which came out quite good and acceptable.
And this is my third creation, and with it I am very happy. It is as it should be and I just love it.
The scissors are from my mother's sewing case, they must be sixty or seventy years old.
I had a wonderful day, learned something new, was creative, ate watermelon, went twice with Ella for a walk, and did not miss my husband too much.
Now I will take a glass of wine, white wine, I love white wine, to the balcony and sit there talking to the moon till the mosquitoes get to me.