Today has been a day of crafting,
In the book a year of crafting that I showed yesterday, I was taken with the first project in the book
A bag for carrying logs, I didn't want it for logs I wanted a heavy duty bag for kindling and paper
The bag in the book was made from a recycled hessian coffee bags, I had some heavy duty upholstery hessian so used that, when it came to the handles they used upholstery webbing, again I dint have any but I had an idea
I had a stack of leather off cuts, I found some bits suitable to make handles
I did some stitching down the edges in a gold thread
I stitched the handles on and did some reinforced stitching
I now have a good heavy duty bag for the kindling and papers for the log burner
I have also been having a play with Loom Knitting using this book
I did a hat last night using some chunky wool
very quick and easy to do
I am now doing some ribbed socks
I am doing these in Aran and want them long enough to wear with my wellies, the socks done on the loom will have a proper turned heel, there is some great projects in the book.
Using the loom is a great and I would recommend loom knitting to anyone who struggles knitting with needles.