Here you will find the various string (fiber) arts I've completed.
Embroidery: Needlework decorating fabric with silk threads to add surface embellishment.
- Portions worked on the jacket from the Plimoth Plantation Embroiderer's Story project. (6/07-6/09) My Notes.
- Silk embroidery on a wool shawl- using reverse chain stitch for the outline, and ceylon stitch for the leaves (8/08)
- Pin-cushion- to show off the GST threads (10/08)
- Panel- for my Mother-in-Law, to try out a larger project. (2/09)
- More Pincushions for a craft swap with friends (8/09)
Knitting: Using double pointed eyeless needles to manipulate loops to create a fabric. I've pretty much only made flat and round things with knitting so far.
- Knit Monmouth Cap (9/03, updated 4/07))- First major knitting project based on an extant 16th Cent hat in the Monmouth Museum
- Knit Garters (1/04)- garters knit for the Gulf Wars 2004 gift basket from Atlantia to Atenveldt
- Tudor Stockings (10/08)- First attempt at socks, a pair of stockings for Plimoth Plantation's Colonial Wardrobe department.
Nalbinding: Predominantly a Scandinavian fiber art of single needle netting/knitting. A few extant pieces have been found, mostly mittens, socks and other small fragments.
- Mice (5/05)- small cat toy projects to keep my hands busy without having to plan a large project
- Socks (3/6/04)- inspired by the 10th Cent. Coppergate Sock for the Persona Pentathalon
- Bag (2/21/04)- using up leftover wool to make a bag to house my needles and yarn
- Mittens (1/04)- first attempt at mittens using a blue wool
- Hat (5/17/03)- first project using nalbinding at all
- Mom's Nalbinding (7/05-7/06)- I taught my Mom, a lefty no less, how to do nalbinding, and here are her two projects
Sprang: A textile creation technique that used plaiting/twining of threads stretched on a frame to make a fabric that is symmetrical on each half. So far, pictures only.
- First Sprang pieces (8/05-10/05)
- Coptic colored patterned Sprang (6/06-7/06)
- Sprang Demo at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival (4/08-5/08)
Tablet Weaving: Warp-faced method of creating narrowwares using cards/tablets in rotation to change the shed
- Adventures in Tablet Weaving (10/02-6/03)- Learning the process and making a few small projects
- Simulated Satin band (6/8/03)- recreating a 14th Cent band from the Museum of London Textiles book in cotton
- Guilloche Braid (9/05)- 10th Cent British Ilses Braid
Interlocking/Whipcording: Viking/Scandinavian art form for making cording. Uses bobbins wrapped with thread to make into a woven cord.
- Interlocking (PDF)- Here is a scanned in copy of a pamphlet given out by the Norwegian Museum.
- Interlocking or Making a Viking Whipcord (6/03)- Here is a handout in progress covering more details on the history, materials, and procedures.
- Whipcording Samples (3/04)- as part of my Persona Pentathalon entry, simpler layout, less pictures
I've also done some lucet cords and finger loop braided cords, but don't have any pictures. In informal classes I called this "making big string out of little string."