maandag 1 december 2014

New England again ....

And then suddenly it's the 1th of december. X-mas is coming and my last post was in the beginning of november.

What did I do in the mean time?

Lots and lots of quilting and embroidery. First I wanted to finish my homespun quilt. Why such a hurry? Last Saturday 29th of november I had a reunion "New England" with Laura, Henk, Joke, Marjoke and Dicky. It was so good to see everybody and see how everybody is doing with her projects. I bought the homespuns during my New England trip.

Laura and Joke were working at at tablerunner for Susan (in New England), I think it's at least 3 metres long.

Dinner is prepared by Henk and Laura for us.

Joke made Bitterkoekjes pudding. "Scrumptious" as Mary from the Great British Bake Off would say.
About Homespun Fabric
Homespun fabric is fabric that is woven in a style similar to the fabrics that primitive women used when weaving their own fabrics at home. Thus the name "homespun" was phrased. 
Marjoke is also working at a X-mas quilt.
As promised made for Dicky.
Homespun fabrics will typically have small imperfections and nubs woven into the fabric.  This is considered a characteristic of the primitive nature of homespun and is not a defect.  Occasionally there will even be slight color variations in the threads but that is usually not noticable with plaids and stripes.  As with all fabrics, our homespun colors will also vary from bolt to bolt depending on the dye lot.

While today's homespuns are usually manufactured in factories, the unique style of weaving colored threads together to form a pattern still remains the primary characteristic of all homespuns. A homespun fabric is usually all cotton and can be identified by the fact that there is no front or back to the fabric. The design is in the color of the threads so both sides are the same. True homespuns are always either plaid, stripe or solid.
Admiring Joke's Di Ford Quilt

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