There are various tools necessary for handicrafts now, there is a curder to mix wool and fiber in one of them and make it easy to spin.

When you want to knit sweaters, shawls and other big items, you want a drum cadder that can handle a large amount in anticipation of the amount of hair required as appropriate ...
 However, this card's money is over 50,000 yen ...!

Although it is still inadequate to study, it has been sold separately for the long woolen wool and for short cotton flax with short fiber, and the length of the needle for the cardi.

What kind of cardholders do you want to use mainly for mixing wool and cotton flax?

Also, it seems that some caddies can make interesting art yarns, not just textiles but also cloth and paper. 

As the range of use expands, is this one more convenient? Besides, it is easy to buy at the 40,000 yen level. But there is a reason for this, the width of the roll is 10 cm here. On the other hand, what we introduced above is 20 cm.


Knitting book「Collection of Shetland lacery patterns」

The book that I ordered was that I wanted to knit the Shetland race properly!
The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting (link to English AMAZON indroduction page)
1年中楽しめる透かし編みの模様82 (link to Japanese Rakuten introduction page)
(↓past article)

As I translated foreign books, I thought that it was flattering, but there were various points that I thought that I had better shopping than I thought.

First of all, from the way of knitting technique unique to Shetland Race peculiarly, from the way of making a mistake, to the features of yarn type (wool, alpaca, cotton, cashmere etc.), how to after-care, knitting tools, blocking The details common to the knitting other than the Shetland Race etc are listed in detail, such as the way of, etc, and it felt that I gained considerably more than the price.
And what was unexpected was that the race design method was listed.

As the title shows, there are 82 kinds of watermark knitting patterns with knitted figures in color, and how to combine them and how to make their own designs are listed.
I first encountered knitting books on how to design it, so this was pretty shocking!
There are 82 kinds of patterns, but since there are few works such as shawls and accessories, you will want to make your own favorite things from the pattern you are wearing, so the way of writing books themselves is based on the premise that you design yourself I wonder if it is being done.


Spinning of linen for plant motif

I started spinning additional Belgian linen for frill of plant motifs to be added to silk noir muffler which we began making the other day.

I'm thinking about spinning 30 g for the time being.
Linen seems to be mistaken for hair as each fiber is straight and long one by one.
When I made it with a sample, I did not feel such a difficulty because it was too small, but when we are spinning this time, long fibers do not grow during spinning and it is difficult to spin very much.
Cause of a long cause? I decided to cut it short and try using it.
In spinning, other fibers did not get entangled and the thread was not stretched further, so it became a substitute which can not be called very yarn as it is.(×0×)


Sewing:Apron and dress

Using sawing after a long time, I made an apron / dress using cotton and linen fabric.
Since clothes basically make only using cotton or hemp natural materials, books to be helpful also buy books with such atmosphere in nature.
This time, I used to refer to the book "CHECK & STRIPE FLORAL" purchased at a secondhand bookstore, produced by a fabric store in Kobe, Japan.
  • 作者: CHECK & STRIPE

The pattern was basically for women, sometimes for children and men's T-shirts.
Even just looking at the atmosphere that drifts fluffy natural feeling against the background of overseas forests and farms only the pictures that are reworked are posted.
There are 36 kinds of patterns.
Apron and dress is a book, it is like this.
The apron fabric is white and the bottom tank top is white, so it's hard to see a lot ...
The shoulder strap is designed to cross at the back.
head on.
Further seeing ^ ^;
From the side.


Silk Noil's muffler and plant motif frills

In Japan, a typhoon passed by last night, I felt nice weather with a warm weather today.

Since the thread of the previously spun silk noil was very good, I made a driving knit muffler by spinning it more extensively.
It's shinier than the one I was imagining and the weight is light, and it is muffled up.
It is completely springy in design ^^;

Since there is time until spring, I decided to put a frill at the end.
It seems like we knit a lot of motifs because it is hard to handle threads, but I'm thinking of making ruffles with plant's leaf motifs as crochet and frills.
Like this!
I would like to make flower motifs etc. at the root.

As for the thread of the plant motif, I used the Belgian linen yarn I spun by myself.


Shetland Lace motif

The other day, I used a lot of threads when I made the silk cashmere Margaret.
This thread is sold from the brand called Avril in Japan.
 I bought cone winding thread for the first time, but I did not measure the weight at first, so I was at a loss for not knowing how much was left.
I was trying to find out what else I should use and I thought that fine was just right, so I decided to try Shetland Race which I thought was going to be done before a while.

I referred to a book that summarizes the techniques learned when traveling Estonia, written by famous knitting artist Hayashi Kotomi.
旅して出会ったエストニアのアメイジングニット (ニットマニアックス)

Among many colorful works, I was concerned about delicate works of Shetland Lace using one color.
There was something I was trying to do several times, but I gave up on every occasion because the pattern did not work out or the thread did not fit.
While suppressing the urge to put out hands on the shawls and mufflers listed in the book, we first decided to knit a small motif for practice.
 I managed to shape it.
It is characterized by decorations like ball knitting called Estonian knop at the corner of the diamond.


Romney ~spinning diary~

Origin is the Romney Marsh region (also known as Kent State) located in a swampy place in the UK.
Mainly used for carpets, blankets, overcoats and interior fabrics. It is easy for beginners to handle, it is also suitable for dyeing and felt, making shiny yarn.

Romney is an easy-to-spin variety as much as it is used as an exercise lesson for Ananda's spinning lesson. (Ananda is  Japanese shop of  raw wool. ↓here is a web site)

When buying a spinning car, there was still about 50 g of top sliver shape that had been serving as a practice exercise.

・Touch of raw wool
Although there is a rough feel, it is softer than I thought to hold it, and there is some elasticity. Because it felt the same way as South Down, Chubiot, it seemed that it looked quite similar to the feeling of the raw wool of South Down, again after all.