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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Orange dress and grey top on: March 05, 2009 07:04:37 AM
This is my latest finished work.


Materials: Orange silk dupion (cut on the bias), dark raw silk, dark silk organza with embroidery.



Materials: Grey wool/silk handwoven. Leftovers from a skirt I've mad before.

There's a description of how the top was made at my site.


The original plan was to use other fabrics for the dress, fabrics which matched the grey fabric better. I had to change my plans cause there was not enough fabric. But in the end, this look quite cool, cause it's not a prefect match.

If anyone is interested there's more photos at Flickr.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Another garment made of handwoven UPDATED Action shots added on: April 08, 2008 04:09:04 AM
This is the last garment made of one of the handwoven fabrics I posted here on Craftster in 2005, that I have made so far, that is. The first project I posted on Craftster by the way!

This is what it looks like:



The fabric was one of four made up in the same pattern. They are all here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49786

I've used silk dupion at the edges. When I went to the fabric store I had my mind set on another color (can't remember which), but when I found this I knew it was right.

I like the shape, but it's a bit sad that there's really no possibility to wear it in the winter cause no outer garment fit over it. I think it looks slightly better on a real person, the dress form is a bit smaller than me.

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3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / "Sometimes you want to be a peacock" collection on: March 26, 2008 01:12:47 PM
A year ago I took a pattern construction and sewing course at Tillskrarakademin in Gothenburg. A part of it was to design and construct a mini-collection. I'd never done anything like coordinated garments before, but I quite enjoyed it.

I had lots of handwoven fabrics in different colors that I had made at a weaving course. I wanted to use them, but I didn't really know how to make them look coordinated. Then I found an image of a Tiffany glass window with a peacock. It was beautiful and had all the colors I wanted to use.

When I was looking for fabrics I found a silk organza fabric with a peacock pattern and when I was listening to the radio someone said "Ibland vill man vara en pfgel"  (in english: "Sometimes you want to be a peacock"). That was just perfect. Peacocks are all about colors, glamor, being proud of yourself and not making excuses for it. Exactly what I wanted my clothes to be about.

Here's the result:







The orange top is made of a handwoven silk fabric. Here's the link to it here on Craftster: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49788

The jacket is made of a handwoven linen fabric. Here's the link to it here on Craftster: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49787

The coat is made of a handwoven wool fabric. Here's the link to it here on Craftster: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49791

I like all of the garments, but the coats my favorite cause it's the one I can use the most. I like the fact that since I wove the fabric at the weaving course and made the garment at the sewing course, I have all the memories of the fantastic people I met there with me in the coat.

I must also say that I really liked doing sevral garments with a theme. I need to do that again.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Alpaca poncho on: March 20, 2008 02:28:15 AM
I recently completed a very fun project. I made four ceramic animals. A sheep, a goat, an alpaca and  a camel. Then I made four items of clothing, more or less from fibers from the four animals.

Here's the alpaca:


She's very awake and lives in Peru.

This is the poncho inspired from the alpaca:


A detail:


The poncho is knitted in handspun alpaca yarn. The pattern's my own. Alpaca yarn is just so lovely!

The three other parts of this project can be viewed here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234848.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234846.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234849.0
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Kashmir dolman on: March 20, 2008 02:20:23 AM
I recently completed a very fun project. I made four ceramic animals. A sheep, a goat, an alpaca and  a camel. Then I made four items of clothing, more or less from fibers from the four animals.

Here's the goat:


He's doesn't worry much and lives in Kashmir.

This is the dolman inspired from the goat:


The back's nice too:


A dolman is sort of a cape with sleeves (you can't really tell that there are sleeves in these pictures), that was used mostly in the middle of the 19th century. Sometimes they where made of Kashmir shawls.

Tip: Go to Victoria and Albert museum and do a search on dolman to see how an old dolman could look like, they're gorgeous! http://images.vam.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Home.html

My dolman is made of a wool fabric. It's edged with Kashmir fabric (very soft and nice, but expensive) plus some silk and wool yarn.

I love this type of garments and I don't think mine turned out that bad. Just have to line it...

The other three parts of the project can be viewed here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234846.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234848.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234850.0
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Sheep vest on: March 20, 2008 02:11:49 AM
I recently completed a very fun project. I made four ceramic animals. A sheep, a goat, an alpaca and  a camel. Then I made four items of clothing, more or less from fibers from the four animals.

Here's the sheep:


She's very lively and lives in Sweden.

This is the vest inspired from the sheep:


Here's a detail:


The body of the vest is made of my moms old cardigan. I felted it in the washing machine. I applied the yarn pattern using needle felting. That yarn's made from wool from my own sheep (she's no longer alive), that I've handspun and dyed. It's lined with linen fabric. It was a bit itchy before I did that.

I've never really done needle felting or worked with machine felted material before, so it was very interesting. I love the material and the techniques. 

The three other parts of this project can be viewed here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234849.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234846.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234850.0
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Camel cardigan on: March 20, 2008 01:32:24 AM
I recently completed a very fun project. I made four ceramic animals. A sheep, a goat, an alpaca and  a camel. Then I made four items of clothing, more or less from fibers from the four animals.

Here's the camel:


He's a bit tiered and lives in New Zealand.

This is the cardigan inspired from the camel:


It has a nice collar:


The yarn is called Kamel Boucl and is made of 40% camel hair, 40% kidmohair and 20% merino. It's very bulky and soft. I used single crochet except for the collar. The pattern and construction is all made up by me.

I'm very pleased with the result and I love it!

Note: The camels that have hair that are used for fibers actually  have two humps, didn't know that when I made my camel.

The other three parts of this project can be viewed here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234849.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234848.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234850.0
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / I want to spin too! on: January 06, 2007 08:59:27 AM
Looking at the yarns you've made makes me want to spin some myself a lot. I have done it and knows how it works and everything, but right now I'm occupied with other things, although very fun and interesting too. When summer comes I'm going to make some beautiful yarns, you'll see!

Thanks for inspiring me! Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do you think this sweater was knitted? on: October 31, 2006 03:24:57 AM
I would like to have others opinions on how this sweater is made.

Here's the picture:

http://www.firstview.com/collection.php?p=0&id=12197&of=1

It's mostley the the part closest to the neck that are a bit confusing. And I can't find a really good picture of it.

So, what do you think?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simple silk top and a skirt on: July 29, 2006 07:29:37 AM
I bought a wounderful silk fabric a couple of years ago and I wanted to make something really good out of it. So it took sometime until I did something. I decided on a simple top. Just rectangles and som knitted stretch fabric. I still have fabric left so it will be somthing more too.



Another fabric that I had trouble with was a little piece of patterned cotton. I liked the pattern but found it hard to find something that matched it. The I saw that I had a darkblue linen fabric that was perfect and this skirt is the result:

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