SAORI sampling fun

At last I have found a use for all those old black tights that have been collecting in my drawer. They are remarkably effective as elasticated yarn in the weft to create ruffles and textures that will be useful for making clothing.

Stretchy yarns make ruffles

Stretchy yarns make ruffles

more ruffles

more ruffles

 

Useful technique, so many possibilities!

Useful technique, so many possibilities!

Cycling to work

I am really a fair-weather cyclist so I make the most of the warmer months and cycle to work.

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I go via the back lanes to avoid the hazard of traffic that is unable to pass me safely but does so anyway. I can also pace myself up the hills and against the gusts of wind. It is wonderful and there is always something to see.

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Did you know that the metal frames of the SAORI looms are made in a bicycle factory?