How to Sew a Face Mask – P2

How to Sew a Face Mask – Part 2 Hem Inside Pocket Edge I created a pocket for this mask so that I could add an additional filter inside for more protection. I used the fabric for the back of the mask and hemmed the outside edge. Face Mask Assembly Pin the Front and Back … Continue reading “How to Sew a Face Mask – P2”

How to Sew a Face Mask

Pleated Facemask Pattern Since I have developed asthma and had cancer awhile ago, I have found it necessary to wear a face mask when I work with fluffy fibre or with dyes. I have been using the thin paper style of mask and haven’t been entirely happy with how they fit. I find that masks … Continue reading “How to Sew a Face Mask”

How to Make Bias Tape

Hww to Make Bias Tape Binding Cut a few strips of fabric on the bias using a rotary cutter or scissors. For this mask, I am cutting the tape to approx. 5 cm width. Sew Bias Tape into Strips Place 2 ends of Bias Tape together at an angle, so that when you sew them, … Continue reading “How to Make Bias Tape”

Fish Tanning

I have been working with reindeer leather for the past year or so, hand stitching and making small bags, purses and pouches. My interest in reindeer leather began when I decided I wanted to weave and work with materials from my Saami heritage. My grandmother used to make reindeer leather shoes, bags and other items … Continue reading “Fish Tanning”

Skein Winder Counter

Did you know that you can set up a simple bike odometer for use as a skein winder counter? For several years, I have struggled with keeping track of counting how many times to turn the skein winder in order to wind on a given length of yarn. Often I would lose track and have … Continue reading “Skein Winder Counter”

Himalayan Rhubarb Plant Dye

Himalayan Rhubarb Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres Rheum Emodi for 100 grams of fibre 20 grams Himalayan Rhubarb Dye Powder Put Himalayan Rhubarb into dye pot. Let simmer in dyepot for +1 hour at 50 deg. Add pre-mordanted wool yarn and sample fabrics. Let simmer in dyepot for +1 hour. Remove the … Continue reading “Himalayan Rhubarb Plant Dye”

Eucalyptus Leaves Dye Recipe

Eucalyptus Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres On a recent trip to Greece, I collected some Eucalyptus leaves and took them home in my suitcase. I let them dry and then crushed them for use in my dyepot. for 100 grams of fibre 50 grams dried Eucalyptus Leaves Put crushed Eucalyptus leaves into … Continue reading “Eucalyptus Leaves Dye Recipe”

Madder Root Dye

Madder Root Dye Recipe for Linen, Cotton and Cellulose Fibres All cellulose fibres, yarns and fabrics must be scoured prior to mordanting or dyeing. Please see my previous article on how to do this. How to Scour Linen For these samples, I used several different linen and cotton fabrics as well as wool yarn. Unbleached … Continue reading “Madder Root Dye”