Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /5

Stitching repeated motifs is interesting. There are so many ways to combine colors and repetitions, and figuring out what to do is sometimes more fun than the actual stitching. The May section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL turned out exactly like that for me. I decided to use the same colors for this section … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /5

Much Better!

My weaving experiment with gauges for patterns went well. As in, I now know what not to do when using a rigid heddle loom. 🙂 My experiment involved some finagling to make the required epi (ends, or threads, per inch) work with my heddle, which has a fixed dpi (number of dents, or openings, per … Continue reading Much Better!

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /4

The April section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL was all about spring. I had a lot of fun coming up with colors for the section, and I played with multiple shades and hues of greens this time too. I also used a lovely orange that I'd last enjoyed working with on the Halloween MSAL … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /4

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /3

Alright! I'm now done with the March section of the Fox and Rabbit MSAL. I was lagging behind for a while, even when there was less stitching to be done compared to the February part, but I managed to put in some stitching time at the end of the month, and am now caught up. … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /3

New Project, and Gauge Experiments

I'm excited to finally start a project that I have been wanting to for a long time--weaving cushion covers! This will be my second project on a rigid heddle loom. My first was a plainweave table runner, and I want to weave a pattern now. I spent quite some time playing with various patterns, and … Continue reading New Project, and Gauge Experiments

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /2

The February section of the Fox and Rabbit 2022 MSAL is just beautiful, and I used various combinations of greens--and used one thread each of a different color for gradients--to stitch my version of the greenery. I'd like to learn new stitches and use them this year, though I didn't manage that in the Feb … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /2

Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /1

I've made very little progress on the January section of this MSAL, and it's not surprising. I spent most of my hobby time on the personal coding project that I'd started last month, and didn't stitch much. (I've almost completed the coding project, though, so I guess the arty hobbies will rise to power again.) … Continue reading Changing Seasons (Fox and Rabbit MSAL) /1

Floss and Fabric

The Fabric The new Aida fabric that I ordered for the Fox and Rabbit 2022 MSAL, while I was still mulling over whether I'm going to join, arrived some time ago. (Spoiler: I joined the MSAL. Kinda.) In my experience, shops and sellers don't care much about the intended usage of fabric; they usually don't … Continue reading Floss and Fabric

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 – Wall Hanging

Happy New Year to you! Hope 2022 brings you health and joy, and of course, lots of crafting and arting! 🙂 Just when the year started, I made a wall hanging out of my Linen and Threads MSAL project. I loved the process, and love how it turned out! I started the process by removing … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 – Wall Hanging

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /11

The final section of my Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 is now done! When I shortlisted sets of colors for this section, I decided to overlay them on an image of the entire project, so I know they fit the overall theme. None of them did, however (I'm not surprised) so I ended up tweaking … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /11