By Renee Plains
Feathered buddies take fanciful flight during this varied selection of 21 tasks encouraged via the undying appeal of people artwork. even if you like hand appliqu?©, rug hooking, piecework, or move sew, Liberty superstar fashion designer Ren?©e Plains bargains anything for each quilter during this e-book. integrated are six avian-embellished appliqu?© quilts and 3 pieced quilts with bird-themed blocks. if you happen to get pleasure from making smaller scale tasks equivalent to pincushions, the booklet additionally beneficial properties 8 vintage-style stitching components starting from pinkeeps to stitching wallet - ideal in your stitching room or presents for fellow sewers. And Ren?©e has additionally designed 4 extra whimsical accents - a pillow and hooked rug for the house in addition to an informal tote and workstation conceal to take alongside if you find yourself at the pass. She additionally stocks her favourite appliqu?© ideas and smart advice for making the various initiatives pass easily.
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It’s important to keep your fiber hand loose and relaxed so that the held fibers are allowed to move around and be drafted out by the twist when their turn comes. indd 52 12/23/15 1:42 PM DRAFTING WITH A LONG DRAW 1. As you begin to treadle, move your fiber hand backward as the twist runs forward. Like the supported long-draw method, you’ll play keep-away with the twist, but don’t move your hand so fast as to prevent the twist from holding the newly drafted fibers together. indd 53 12/23/15 1:42 PM DRAFTING WITH A LONG DRAW, continued 2.
Repeat this process until all of the fiber has been removed from the carding cloth. This method works best on carders that have teeth set in a diagonal pattern, but if done carefully, it works for other types of teeth arrangements. No further pulling or predrafting is necessary for this type of roving. indd 38 12/23/15 1:42 PM COMBED PREPARATIONS C om b e d f i b e r s a r e mor e a l ig n e d than carded fibers. In addition, most of the shorter-stapled and weak fibers have been removed through this process.
Indd 38 12/23/15 1:42 PM COMBED PREPARATIONS C om b e d f i b e r s a r e mor e a l ig n e d than carded fibers. In addition, most of the shorter-stapled and weak fibers have been removed through this process. Yarn spun from combed top will usually be smoother and more compact than yarn spun from roving or other carded preparations. Top Top is a combed preparation. Top prepared in a mill is slightly different from top prepared at home with handcards. At a mill, the fiber first goes through a carding machine and then is passed through a combing machine.
A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered friends by Renee Plains