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casalena1975:

The last few hours of the #SanDiegoYarnCrawl I’m taking a break sitting at the steps of the @yarnovertruck with #BellaVista In hand and Barbra giving the best #PhotoBomb ever!!! 


#acasalena_crafted #instaknit #knitstagram @SDyarncrawler #acasalenacrafted_yarnovertruck #ACC_OriginalPattern #knitting #knittingfriends #wool #yarn #ravelry #californiaknitting #CaliforniaLove #BellaVista #SanDiegoYarnCrawl
#SanDiegoYarnCrawl2014 #SDYC (at Common Threads)

casalena1975:

The last few hours of the #SanDiegoYarnCrawl I’m taking a break sitting at the steps of the @yarnovertruck with #BellaVista In hand and Barbra giving the best #PhotoBomb ever!!!


#acasalena_crafted #instaknit #knitstagram @SDyarncrawler #acasalenacrafted_yarnovertruck #ACC_OriginalPattern #knitting #knittingfriends #wool #yarn #ravelry #californiaknitting #CaliforniaLove #BellaVista #SanDiegoYarnCrawl
#SanDiegoYarnCrawl2014 #SDYC (at Common Threads)

— 1 hour ago with 2 notes
grockenwagner:

Summer Day Quilt - 52” x 75”
I crave these colors in the Summertime. The juicy peaches and sunny yellows are at the same time theraputic and energizing. I started this modern take on the Courthouse Steps motif with a precious square of my all time favorite Leah Goren print, and from there it grew outwards. Along the way it became a study in perspective. As I added strips, I imagined the cheer it could bring to a home on a cloudy day. I give you now my snap shot of Summer, and hope your Summer is going well too (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere). Here.
- Gina Rockenwagner

grockenwagner:

Summer Day Quilt - 52” x 75”

I crave these colors in the Summertime. The juicy peaches and sunny yellows are at the same time theraputic and energizing. I started this modern take on the Courthouse Steps motif with a precious square of my all time favorite Leah Goren print, and from there it grew outwards. Along the way it became a study in perspective. As I added strips, I imagined the cheer it could bring to a home on a cloudy day. I give you now my snap shot of Summer, and hope your Summer is going well too (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere). Here.

- Gina Rockenwagner

— 1 hour ago with 1308 notes
#grockenwagner  #best colors 

circles-of-rain:

This is my first piece of Tunisian crochet. Also called Afghan crochet. It has always been a mystery to me but yesterday when buying a giant crochet hook, which is extra long so you can do this stitch on it, the woman I bought it from gave me a demonstration. It is not difficult at all! In one of my crochet books it points out that there are four convenient holes where you can add cross stitch so I did that too. If I want to make things this way that are wider than this I will have to get a proper hook, rather than converting a short one by wrapping the end with an elastic band.

— 2 hours ago with 1 note
#circles-of-rain  #tunisian crochet 

lauradaenke:

Yesterday I was in the textile conservation lab with 3 quiet, but very sweet conservators. The morning work was unexpectedly halted when 4 persian rugs were brought in. They had been rescued from a flood and were rolled up wet and left out in the open for a night of so. The rugs were very smelly, dirty and wet! We placed large dust sheets over the surface of the rugs and rolled them up again. The sheets were left in the rugs to draw out the water overnight. 

During the day I was given this WW1 embroidered panel containing a frame. I was asked to write up a description of the different types of materials, stitches and weaves. I was also required to write up a condition and treatment proposal. 
This object was interesting to work with because of the different materials - textiles and paper. The textile part of the object is in very good condition and only requires a surface clean with a conservation vacuum and humidification to flatten out the creases. The paper, however, is in very poor condition. There are deep creases that have accumulated a lot of dirt . The creases have weakened the paper causing tears and holes. Some of the dirt can be removed using vulcanized rubber, but it will be difficult to clean around the fragile areas. The tears can be repaired using Japanese tissue techinques. There may be an opportunity to temporally remove the paper to conserve separately to the textiles.  

(via kumotextiles)

— 5 hours ago with 8 notes
togatherdtla:

It was full house at yesterday’s intro to #knitting

togatherdtla:

It was full house at yesterday’s intro to #knitting

— 13 hours ago with 5 notes

afatfox:

I absolutely cannot wait for autumn.

(via woolymatt)

— 21 hours ago with 3382 notes

circles-of-rain:

Tiny crocheted Christmas pudding on giant crocheted scarf. (24mm hook!)

— 23 hours ago with 2 notes
artssake:

Textile design with signs of the zodiac, c.1940, Elza Sunderland.

artssake:

Textile design with signs of the zodiac, c.1940, Elza Sunderland.

(via paskoma)

— 1 day ago with 100 notes