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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First wheel spinning on: January 14, 2012 11:16:10 AM
Hi All!
I'm new on this board, I usually post in the handweaving board.
But
I've bought a Kromsky minstrel, unfinished wheel that I paint and lacquered.

Here my new wheel as I painted it


My Kromsky Minstrel Handpainted and laquered by me di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

some details shots


Particular of the green accents on the Wheel di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


FlickrP1090069 di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

An artistic shot


FlickrP1090072 di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

and now, the thing for we're here:

105mt of 2 ply wollen, long drafted wool. very soft and fluffy. Wool from Germany


Long-Draw wollen Wool di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

and the first three skeins:


first bunch of 2-ply worsted wool Skeins (50-60g each) di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

Thanks for viewing!

Bye

D'ario
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / First handwoven wool throw on: January 14, 2012 06:39:35 AM
Hi All Weavers, Craftsters and Weavers on crafsters.
It's sooo long I'm not posting here, but I was buisy with my ordinary work and with setting up the new looms I've bought with my sweetheart.
here the looms:


Telai Ariot di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

And now, here the products:
A very beautifull throw made with Italian Wool


Lana Val di Funes di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

A particular of the twill weave:

Lana Val di Funes di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

and a detail of the stripes


Lana Val di Funes di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

a scarf


Sciarpa cotone-lino-seta di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

and a very Thin-yarn stole


Skip Dent Stole di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

Thanks for viewing, Keep weaving!

(from now, I'll post something also in the spinning board: I'v bought a marvellous Kromsky minstrel you could see in a future post)

Bye!

D'ario
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / A bunch of new scarves on: June 06, 2011 01:21:01 PM
Hi weavers! hi Craftsters!

In this hot summer I'm going to produce a lot of scarves.

I'm posting the result of a month of work, more or less. hope you like them all!




Bio Cotton and Cabl twill scarf di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


Bio Cotton and Cabl twill scarf di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


Cordonetto-dappled cotton di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


Tartan04 di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

keep weaving!

D'ario
4  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / T'elaio, the italian word for Loom on: May 30, 2011 01:17:09 PM
I've recently joined a public fair of bio-eco textiles, fibers and products, where I was wanted for a public demonstration of 4 harnesses weaving.
Here's my stand

Il mio stand di Tessitura di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

well, I caught the occasion to try on the hard way my little project concerning the production of a little loom that everyone can operate: the T-Loom.
 I've tested it on the hard way, I said: I put my looms in the dirty, joying, happying and working hands of CHILDREN!

here's some photos:

My T-Loom


T'elaio di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


Teliao vestito e tessuto di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

some ACTION shots!

T'elaio operato dai bambini di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


T'elaio operato dai bambini di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

and a little view of the wristbands we've woven:


Woven wristband di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr



Enjoy!


D'ario

5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Ok, some handwoven stuff (and accessories) on: April 13, 2011 11:41:31 AM

warping frame di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr
I HAVE A WARPING FRAME!!! YEPEEEEEE!

now I say STOP to the miles i walked in the living room to prepare the warp of the loom
Now I cast the threads only in one square feet in my bedroom.

in that image you can see  (see more in my flickr account) a scarf that will be finished (I guess) next week

but, I can post some action shots of my previous scarf.

on-loom shot

Cottlin scarf II di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

on the stand


Cottlin scarf II Exposition Shot di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

particular


Cottlin scarf II Exposition Shot di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


isn't it nice?

It's a plainwave, with two color weft and same two colors warp, so I think I can call it a Plaid, can't I?

the crocheted pin is obviously my girlfriend's.

thanks for viewing!

D'ario
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I did the matching tea cup on: February 15, 2011 01:11:17 AM
Second attempt to hand embroidery: a teacup that matches the teapot I did a few weeks ago:

I used plain stitch, grass stitch, chain stitch.
It took 40 minutes to do this 20 cmX20 cm piece
Hope you like

D'ario


Embroidery: matching teapot and cup di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


Embroidery: a tea cup di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


Framed Teapot di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


7  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Handwoven scarves on: February 06, 2011 11:47:17 AM
Hi all!
It takes some month, since my first attempt to handweaving, to hold the technique at that reasonable point when you can predict what you are doing, and what you get then.
it's not totally experimenting and messing around with the fibers, but is make a will, and let the technique help you to reach that result.
Now after some scarvs handwoven, I'm proposing you the last two, warped by me and woven bay me\my girlfriend
It took nearly 7 hour per scarf so, it's a looooooong work, but it's pure magic seeing the textile that compose in front of your eyes, shot by shot, weft by weft.

enjoy the pictures!



plainweave scarf di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


plainweave scarf di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


P1070343 di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr


P1070342 di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

here the entire set
http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-apostrofo/sets/72157624024272682/

I'm working with cotton, linen and wool.

Comments and criticism are welcome!

Enjoy!

D'ario

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / First try at needlework: a Teapot on: February 06, 2011 11:26:52 AM
I've inherited a book on embroidery and, due to my blind passion in threads an yarnities, I Decided to give the needlework a try.

I'm an Italian guy, so I don't know how can I call the stitches I used.
but, in the 2 hours it took me I used grass stitch, steam stitch and chain stitch. they exist?

uh, my girlfriend drawn the teapot. sorry honey!

do you like it?

D'ario



First try at needlework: teapot di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Handweaving+sewing= PILLOWS! on: May 09, 2010 09:43:47 AM
Hi all Craftsters!

Do you remember my first loom test, with that nice pattern and that wool fabric I did?

No? ok, there's the link:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343793.0

I used that fabric to make two pillows.

here how they turned out:

first one (easy)
done with a very dry cotton-linen fabric


back side (ehm, I don't have some good wooden buttons, and it's sunday)



second one (a little harder)
done entirely with  linen fabric


back side, same technique, same lack: no stem wooden buttons in my case



action shot



see my flickr for better (and other) images:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-apostrofo/
Hope you like them!
thanks for looking

bless

D'ario
10  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / First loom test [pic heavy] on: April 08, 2010 02:43:45 AM
Hi all!

I bought on eBay a very cheap table loom with floor legs, and I tried to do something.
I followed a draft design from Handweaving.net, that have a lot of free drafts.
So, I used a very strong wool for the warp, that took me 5 hours to do it, and then at least 7 hours of effective weaving.
the result is a very very heavy wool textile with a nice pattern.
here the show:

the pattern

warping

artistic shot of the big crochet trick for warping

again me warping

the working mood in my honey's house

on the loom

a glimpse of the right side\wrong side

that's all!


The textile measures  60 cm width and 160 cm length

Enjoy!

Bye bye

D'ario
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