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Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 9:40 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

You could come here and be put to work making salves, lotions, potions and unguents.

Woodburner



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 2904
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm finding sprang is quite fun, although I doubt that it will lead to anything remunerative. From a creative/fun point of view, bobbin lace is ok too, but is more outlay, and very unlikely to recover it, let alone cover labour.

eta meant to say, bobbin lace is quite well known whereas hardly anyone seems to have even heard of sprang, even at my local WSD!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4358
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Go on, make a dress


Sorry to hijack, but are there any sets of tutorials for real basic stuff - like how to shorten a skirt from the top to keep the ruffly bottom edge? And done by hand?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11405

PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thread hijack away - I love a good dress tutorial.

Tatting and ungent making....l hmmmm

I do have tatting shuttles already as I have tried it before, might crack them out again while I ponder upon salves

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
Go on, make a dress


Sorry to hijack, but are there any sets of tutorials for real basic stuff - like how to shorten a skirt from the top to keep the ruffly bottom edge? And done by hand?



come and visit and you can have a one to one lesson

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or we could do a sewing weekend rather like the fibre weekends.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We could.

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

shall I organise it? Perhaps one in the midlands for a change?

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Go for it!

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19856
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 13 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
Go on, make a dress


Sorry to hijack, but are there any sets of tutorials for real basic stuff - like how to shorten a skirt from the top to keep the ruffly bottom edge? And done by hand?


Until we have a get together you could look or ask on here.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2135
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 13 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's not a tutorial, but if you want to see what can be done to alter / change / refashion existing clothes this woman is a hoot.

http://refashionista.net/

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11960

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 13 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have also had a go at sprang, but again, not for years. Not many people have heard of it, let alone have a go. Anyone do lucette btw?

faerienono



Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 363

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 13 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re shortening the skirt from the top, it would be a lot easier to take out a section from the middle, that way you wouldn't have to alter any waistband and zip.....but a photo of said skirt may help?

Eigon



Joined: 25 Dec 2012
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi, Mistress Rose - I use a lucet. I started off using it for medieval re-enactment, but at the moment I'm making my second rug by lucetting a loose cord, then plaiting three cords together, and then weaving them on a peg loom. It's a long process, but it does produce a nicely chunky, soft rug. The first one I made like this is beside my bed now.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11960

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 13 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's dedication. I have done a bit of lucette, but my main thing for re-enactment was spinning and weaving with a bit of talk about beekeeping and coppicing thrown in.

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