Textile
Beads and Threads! Beads and Threads!

Yeah, well, I get excited pretty easily. I've messed about with both since I was very small, and they remain major interests, particularly beadwork and embroidery. Someday I might actually learn to sew, though it would certainly help if I were more interested in clothes.

20170202

collects my research on making t-shirt quilt

 
20151110

Piece of scrap dyed way back when. 2014, probably 10nov2015

 
20151109

arashi shibori, aka ``tie-dying'' on a pole 09nov2015

 
20151013

zippered pouch from an old scrap. 13oct2015

 
20151012

The addition of a kumi drawstring made this post-worthy. Sort of. 12oct2015

 
20150923

Index post for beaded_embroidery pages. 23sep2015

 
20150925

There are many ways to install zippers badly. This page documents some of them. 25sep2015

 
20150904

collection of wonderful temari, lovingly documented by a grandchild by a woman now in her late 80s, who took the craft up in her 60s. 04sep2015

 
20150824

This pouch features glass beads, embroidery, fabric dying and sewing by me; its semiprecious accent beads co-ordinate with the rosary (restrung by me...) it's designed to hold. 24aug2015

 
20130716

Drawstring bag in black, fuchsia, and emerald green. 16jul2013

 
20130416

2nd in a series of USA `stars and stripes' themed omiyage (gift bags). 16apr2013

 
20130414

Kumiko Sudo's pattern of a trillium bag in patriotic fabrics 14apr2013

 
20151015

picture version of conpaito post 15oct2015

 
20130401

Links for a kimono tut, plus suggestions for purchase. 01apr2013

 
20151015

detail construction notes for making the omiyage `conpaito' bag using sewing machine (& cotton fabric, which is much stiffer than silk). 15oct2015

 
20120215

About a quarter century ago I tried card-weaving. Recently I took it up again.

 
20090421

This is the index page for embroidery: freestyle hand, machine and beaded. 21apr2009

 
20090421

Summer-weight pants that I sewed and then dyed. This is a sub-index for my other posts on complex-cloth style dyed clothing. Originally posted 21apr09. 21apr2009

 
20090220

Post about my adventures making my second pair of socks . Includes photos of my first overdyed pants as well. Originally posted 20feb09. 20feb2009

 
20140124

These embroidered stockings are—surprise—in the Embroidery section of the site, but as they are a holiday craft as well, I've posted them here, too. Enjoy. Initial post 11feb05, last updated 23jan2014 24jan2014

 
20081107

My friend Posy has finally convinced taught me how to make socks . Originally posted 07nov08. 07nov2008

 
20080619

This drawstring bag and figurine ensemble features a foam-card woven 16 strand diamond patterned kongo braid . Originally posted 19jun08. 19jun2008

 
20080116

I'd never even heard of felted soap until I learned how to make this with my friend Bethany. Orignally posted 16jan08. 16jan2008

 
20140429

Convergence of olden timey textiles.... 29apr2014

 
20140429

Cord and tassels made for a xmas stocking. 29apr2014

 
20050823

This index page collects my posts on kumihimo (Japanese style braiding on a marudai, or round stool, with tama/bobbins) and other braids. 23aug2005

 
20040522

Samples of Tapestry Needleweaving . 22may2004