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  • icelandic yarn

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

    Avec une laine datant de quelques années, reçue d’Anne qui vidait le grenier de sa maman, je me suis dit que j’avais un bel ensemble en mains. De la laine Islandaise de Berger Du Nord … ça date 
    l’étude de l’étiquette m’apprend que c’est fort ressemblant à la laine Islandaise de Istex: Léttlopi … et là j’ai encore un rouge bordeaux qui ‘chauffera’ le tout.

    I received some wool from Anne who was clearing up her mother’s house and look how beautiful it is: Icelandic wool from Berger-du-Nord, a company that disappeared as so many over the years. And I thought that it would fit the Léttlopi in burgundy I still had in a corner (same thickness, same wool).

     

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

    J’avais dans mon armoire,  le fond de sac et les anses en cuir dur et gros (prévu initialement à la vente avec le fil zpagetti-trapillo-tshirt…..
    J’ai fait une chaînette beaucoup plus grande que le fond (en pensant de feutrer dans la machine) et j’ai crocheté un tube en mailles serrées uniquement. Prises sous deux brins, prises sous un brin, deux rangs en dessous, changeant de couleur …

    I took also the bottom for bags I bought a while ago (initially to fit with the big Zpagetti yarn from t-shirts) and found it well fitting together.
    Started with a chain, longer than the bottom (wanted to felt the wool in machine!) and made a tube in single-crochet-stitch only: once picked under both loops of previous row, once only in the last loop or picking a few rows below, always changing colors…

     

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

    J’ai rajouté des fleurs avec les bouts restants

    J’ai lavé à 40°, bien secoué, produit non-lainage … et à part l’effet duveteux qui se voit très bien, un petit rétrécissement d’à peine quelques cm … il est encore bien grand…

    Washed it in the machine, at 40°C, and it didn’t shrink that much! Only a few cm… weird, thought different.

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

     

    Donc fallait froncer ou plier … j’ai mis quatre petits plis à la base aux coins lors de la couture et fixation au fond du sac. J’ai cousu avec du fil perlé coton pour la solidité.

    So nevertheless … I sewed it on to the leather bottom with cotton-perlé-thread (solidity!) and made a small pleat on the four corners so it fits the bottom.

     

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

    Et puis j’ai fais une belle doublure - du tissu teint main d’il y a quelques années, et vu que je ne peux plus touchez des teintures -  cause d’allergies - c’est un tissu de ma série « on garde précieusement pour une belle occasion » …

    Then , for the lining, one of my self-dyed fabrics  -  cannot dye or paint anymore due to allergies… so it’s on my pile of ‘precious-fabrics-to-use-for-special-projects’.

     

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

    Une étiquette bien à moi, recto verso, et hop !

    Beau grand, très grand sac doublé, solide, aux couleurs passe-partout et fait-main !

    One of my own recto-verso-labels, and there it is, a big personal and unique bag, handmade!

    bag, hooked, crochet, single crochet, maille serrée, feutrage, laine islandaise,

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  • basket for yarn

    basket for yarn, by ViDerTextil, panier pelotes, panier feutré, felted bag

     

    Yarn / Laine à clicliclic

     

    Crochet hook n°6mm / crochet n°6mm à clicliclic

     

    Stitches / Mailles à clicliclic   or   clicliclic

     

    panier feutré, panier avec couvercle, felted basket, bag, felt, wool, laine, by ViDerTextil, filz-it

     

    Start with little chain, sc all around, 2sc in each of the four corners, when base is double of desired size, start crochet in spiral and go up. For flap: go on with half of stitches (back-return) and decrease. You can adapt tube-form by increasing and decreasing in the spiral rows.

    and then ... machine wash on 60° for felting!
    this one shrunk about 45%...

    Commencer par petite chainette, mailles serrées tout autour, 2 ms dans chaque coin du rectangle, quand fond assez grand continuer en spirale tout en rond jusqu’à hauteur désirée, pour rabat ne crocheter que sur la moitié des mailles (aller-retour) en diminuant de chaque côté. Vous pouvez adapter la forme du tube en augmentant et diminuant des mailles dans les rangs en spirale, pour une base plus ronde par ex.
    et puis, dans la machine à laver, à 60° pour feutrer sans effort!
    celui-ci a rétréci de 45% !!!

     

    panier feutré, panier avec couvercle, felted basket, bag, felt, wool, laine, by ViDerTextil, filz-it

    This  basket can hold about 10 balls of yarn  Lachen  
    Voici mon panier qui peut contenir jusqu’à 10 pelotes de laine ... yapluka Onbeslist

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  • isabella

     

     

    bag, crochet, prym consumer, bag handle, isabella,

    Donegal Tweed from LANG, 100% pure wool

     

    Colors are beige 39 & red 60 & kaki-green 18.

     

    Took a Crochet 4,5mm and worked always with two threads taken together - single crochet in spiral.

    bag, crochet, prym consumer, bag handle, isabella,

     

    Machine-wash on 60°, but not enough felted as I thought it would become.

     

    So I had to make it more rigid and put lining in with quilted Oakshot fabric.

     

    Bag handles “Isabella” from PrymConsumer; length=62cm in dark brown and black twisted abaca fibers with cotton cord reinforcement and wooden rectangular loops.

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    Two old Asian earrings attached between the handles. Can’t wear them anymore since about 30 years because of allergy… but kept them … are so special memories…

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    Voilà Isabella is ready to keep my next knitting project.

     

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  • pochette - little bag - petite sacoche - purse - ...

     

    Il me restait de la laine Noro (silk garden sock) après avoir tricoté Rambaldo J’en avais fait un granny square … ignorant à ce moment-là quoi en faire ….

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    C’est en achetant le petit fermoir au look ancien que j’ai eue l’idée de me faire une petite pochette de « luxe ».

    Hier à la journée provinciale du Brabant Wallon (super chouette journée !!!), j’ai cousue une doublure en coton à l’intérieur et plié mon granny en deux.

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    Un côté est cousue au fermoir avec un pli,
    l’autre côté est cousu avec des fronces.

    Les deux côtés ont reçu boutons, brillants de mille feux, juste en décoration.

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    Et voilà !

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    Qu’est-ce que je vais bien pouvoir caser à l’intérieur de cette pochette???

     

     

    Don’t forget : tomorrow :

     

    QUILTBREAK provincie Vlaams Brabant & Brussel     
      Maandag   14 nov.  2011

    Ê     van    11   tot   16   uur

    Ontmoetingscentrum   Berkenhof

       Beekstraat  25      3070  Kortenberg 

    IEDEREEN WELKOM !!!!!

     

     

     

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  • pub pub pub

    Let’s make publicity and advertisement for our Belgium Quilters Guild …

    We have some new items in our shop

    Two bags, all black with our logo in the center of one side.

    There is one in synthetic material, good for rainy wet and muddy weather: it’s foldable to finish with a little purse.

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    The other is the classic model in pure cotton to hang on your shoulders.

    Here you have left the synthetic, right the cotton

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    Those of you who’ll come to Edingen looking at our sensational exhibition, they can buy it over there. We have also pins and a tape measure with our logo. Otherwise you’ll have to come to one of our provincial events, quilt break or quilt day …

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    Et n’oubliez pas que ce jeudi 6 octobre je serais à partir de 10 h dans le magasin Modes & Travaux jusqu’aux environs de 17 h.

    C’est tout près de la gare St. Lazare à Paris. Venez me rendre une petite visite !!

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  • the elephant bag

     

    My last sunny-project is finished, and also the sunny warm terrace weather.
    Rather windy today, a little sunshine, a lot of clouds …

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    I had already a small crochet bag, well for my hooks and my WIP’s(*) and WAF’s(*) but a little small to keep my knitting stuff too.

    - It’s funny to see that only in my quilting I’ve got a box with UFO’s … -

    So I decided a while ago to make a bigger one for my knitted WIP’s and WAF’s. And so I showed you last week my bag-to-be.

    It’s finished!

     

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    I used a lot of handspun natural off-white wool (slightly irregular fiber to work with needle or hook 4-4,5) and double yarn of socks wool in variegated colors. I think a little 600 gr of the natural wool and three balls of 100 gr socks wool (thin, about 400m on 100 gr). All hooked with a 4,5 to have a very strong tight and solid result. It might be harsh to work so firmly, but if your bag needs to stand up on its own, without any filling, it’s necessary to hook the stitches so closely.

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    Starting with a chain with a length of 2/3 of the final width of the bottom, then passing on sc (=single crochet - maille serrée) all around, thus on both sides of the chain. On the ends of the chain, I make three sc to turn (idem later on each corner).

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    From second row on I always put the hook in the two loops of precedent sc, except when I passed from the bottom of the bag to the body. There is one row where I hooked only in the back loop, so you obtain a little line in your crochet-work, made by the front loop of former row. It marks the transition between bottom and body. In that row I slipped also the three sc of the corners, so that I go straight upwards.

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    It might be necessary to slip one or two more sc in some of the next rows. That’s depending of the yarn, of the tightness you hook; just have a look that your work is going up. You can rectify the turn upwards easily in the first two to ten rows of the body, without having any problems of design. Your bag won’t be “bubbling”. I hope I’m clear and everyone understood this …

    The final measurement of this one is 50 cm large, 15 cm deep, and 30 cm in height. This Knit-Bag is about a third bigger than the Hook-Bag and it can store a sturdy knit-work!

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    I put a real leather & black bag handle from Prym on it. 
    The handle comes already punched with little holes so that it makes it easy to sew it on your bag. (Click here for info)

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    And then I put on the embellishments:

    Some big black elephant buttons, very beautiful ones I bought on a fair a while ago, and some rings sold in shops with beads and pearls. It’s normally used for necklaces.

    Then came a lining: also an African fabric, so it’s stays in the same safari-mood.

     

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    And now I can start knitting … for my grandson who was planned for end of August and is still waiting to show his little feet!

     

     

    (*) WIP = work in progress / WAF = work almost finished / UFO = unfinished objects

     

     

     

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  • brugge the second

     

    I had a wonderful day in Brugge! With bus and train on time (YEAH!!) I could walk a little in the streets before my Prym demonstration. The sky was grey, but no rain falling, so it was a nice morning visit.

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    Then I installed myself on the same table as last week, with the same articles in demo, but with other visitors (except the lady who started knitting her sock last week and came for going on with the heel).

    A nice staff in the shop, a cup of coffee, not too warm, not too cold, nice music in the background …

    I had grandma’s and young mothers (with baby in the cradle), I saw women of all ages and a sweet husband who asked me help choosing the birthday-present for his wife. And this is an extraordinary event I didn’t often see in all the years of demonstrations!

    I had also a girl-in-white-t-shirt “I love Justin Bieber” for the knitting mill. She admitted to be one of the screaming girls on his concert a few days ago. Her voice was okay now … It’s really nice to see the younger getting interested in textile stuff! So I explained with joy how to make jewelry and little accessories with a nice colored cotton yarn.

    Convincing knitters to try the bamboo knitting pins was easy today. Must be the perspective of a sunny Saturday the weathermen announced for tomorrow!

    There was also an aged lady, walking with difficulties, which came and sat beside me for a long moment talking about how she works with yarns through all those years. She was rather versatile (just like me …) and is doing well knitting, crochet, frivolité, cro-tat, afghan crochet, sewing, quilting and patchwork, lace, embroidery in all styles, … She was a walking dictionary!

    And she had a very beautiful crochet handbag! She explained she made it following the design she copied from one she saw in one of her travels abroad. She let me make pictures and as you can see, it’s very easy to make.

    Circles sewn together in triangles in front and back, and sewn in squares on the sides… it was a ‘moving’ 3-D bag.

    Very nice idea!

     

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    My return went smoothly too! A walk in the sun to the railway station, a new and clean train with only three minutes delays…
    It seems years ago that I had such a smooth travelling day.
    And there was a comfortable place in the train to sit and knit and stretch my legs meanwhile…

    ooohh what a good day.

     

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  • brugge the second

     

    I had a wonderful day in Brugge! With bus and train on time (YEAH!!) I could walk a little in the streets before my Prym demonstration. The sky was grey, but no rain falling, so it was a nice morning visit.

    brugge.jpg

    brugge veritas.jpg

    Then I installed myself on the same table as last week, with the same articles in demo, but with other visitors (except the lady who started knitting her sock last week and came for going on with the heel).

    A nice staff in the shop, a cup of coffee, not too warm, not too cold, nice music in the background …

    I had grandma’s and young mothers (with baby in the cradle), I saw women of all ages and a sweet husband who asked me help choosing the birthday-present for his wife. And this is an extraordinary event I didn’t often see in all the years of demonstrations!

    I had also a girl-in-white-t-shirt “I love Justin Bieber” for the knitting mill. She admitted to be one of the screaming girls on his concert a few days ago. Her voice was okay now … It’s really nice to see the younger getting interested in textile stuff! So I explained with joy how to make jewelry and little accessories with a nice colored cotton yarn.

    Convincing knitters to try the bamboo knitting pins was easy today. Must be the perspective of a sunny Saturday the weathermen announced for tomorrow!

    There was also an aged lady, walking with difficulties, which came and sat beside me for a long moment talking about how she works with yarns through all those years. She was rather versatile (just like me …) and is doing well knitting, crochet, frivolité, cro-tat, afghan crochet, sewing, quilting and patchwork, lace, embroidery in all styles, … She was a walking dictionary!

    And she had a very beautiful crochet handbag! She explained she made it following the design she copied from one she saw in one of her travels abroad. She let me make pictures and as you can see, it’s very easy to make.

    Circles sewn together in triangles in front and back, and sewn in squares on the sides… it was a ‘moving’ 3-D bag.

    Very nice idea!

     

    bag0.jpg

    bag1.jpg

    My return went smoothly too! A walk in the sun to the railway station, a new and clean train with only three minutes delays…
    It seems years ago that I had such a smooth travelling day.
    And there was a comfortable place in the train to sit and knit and stretch my legs meanwhile…

    ooohh what a good day.

     

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