woensdag 26 december 2012
Enjoying my workspace in daylight during my holiday.
My next project is a big one and without colour,
just black and white, maybe grey.
In the next post I will give some explanation...
My mimosa started blooming again now he's inside for the winter.
I have updated my links,
some new sites are added!
maandag 24 december 2012
zaterdag 22 december 2012
The first picture is some yarn, made in Portugal that Rosa Pomar sent me by mail.
(What a nice present to get in your mailbox :-)
The following pictures are made by Rosa herself.
Rosas passion is researching traditional portuguese textiles.
She spends a lot of her time traveling around Portugal with her husband,
he records traditional music they learn from old weavers, spinners, shepherds.
Some of their videos are here.
Retrosaria is her shop in the center of Lisbon that sells yarn, fabric, etc.
In the last few years Rosa has tried to promote and defend portuguese wool
by creating and selling yarns that are spun from different portuguese breed of sheep.
Some of these yarns are still handspun in small villages
following the same processes and using the same simple tools that have been used for centuries...
Rosa is currently finishing a book on traditional portuguese knitting.
You should also check her Flickr and Tumblr.
She's also on Instagram.
A very busy and interesting textile woman indeed...
And thanks again Rosa!
donderdag 13 december 2012
Very black and very colourful at the same time.
I enjoyed weaving this one very much,
a friend told me it reminds her of Tron. :-)
A new warp is waiting,
this time a scarf for me (I hope)!
(Or at least one to share with Jeffrey...)
Christmas is coming up:
4 of my cushions are for sale in a pop-up store in Ghent,
you can find all the details here.
La Fabrika in Brussels sells them too,
and here you can buy them online!
zondag 9 december 2012
Quite some busy scarf times!
This one is a birthday scarf,
lots of black with lots of coloured accents.
When the birthday boy has received his present,
more pictures to come...