jueves, diciembre 18

Mary x-mass to you all

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miércoles, diciembre 17

Taditional Art not to be lost

Today I want to show you something very special, the "Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco". Cusco, this region of Peru near Machu Pichu is keeper of the old textile traditions of the precolumbian people. The indians here (do not like calling them like that because they are not, nor aborigines because those are australin, but can not find a better word) learn in their early childhood the Art. Much is being forgotten, for example the process of natural dying because of the introduction of industrial chemical methods, also the techniques are getting lost because the big comerce does not have place for complicated stuff that takes time and therefore money. Anyhow, the "Centro de Textiles" works together with some villages that are working towards preservation and revival. The results are beautiful. Please look at the beautiful hats, mostly made without pattern just out of the memory (try to do that yourself!!). Just worth looking into it. Special: jung boys and Men knit and wave too.

martes, diciembre 16

Wool works

So I did finished it!...only to be able to start the next. Does

anybody know the masses of a new born! How do I make something for someone I can not take the masses of! Please help!

EZ patterns are truly fun to knit and one actually can read to it!! Did try it. I read the history of the japanese language printed form wikipedia.

And what about spinning? Yes, the Humanus spinning wheel is wonderful! No noise an very fast if you want or slower if you prefer. You just have to turn the whorl. You can use any of both feet and lefthanded spinners are invited too. Nice, very nice... Elias has tried it already and is doing quite well on it.