Rhiarti

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Certifiable seamstress. Steampunk, crafting, and costuming enthusiast.



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    …almost forgot to add the final timer for the walking skirt! Add in pattern cutting, waistband fixing, and repeatedly forgetting to start it again and it was probably nearer 20 hours. Lawks.

    …almost forgot to add the final timer for the walking skirt! Add in pattern cutting, waistband fixing, and repeatedly forgetting to start it again and it was probably nearer 20 hours. Lawks.

    — 2 months ago
    #tv291  #walking skirt  #truly Victorian  #hand sewing  #hand finishing  #detail work  #couture 

    Awful, awful, hasty “dying iPhone oh balls” photos, but that’s the tweed Victorian walking skirt finally done! Might try to get better pictures at some point: these don’t even begin to do it justice! Not the most enjoyable Truly Victorian I’ve worked with, and would have liked to add some trim to finish the look, but pretty happy with the result.

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #Truly Victorian  #walking skirt  #victorian  #tweed  #rhiarti  #rhiarti by design  #sewing  #portfolio  #TV291 
    Hurrah! The hooks finally arrived… and it “only” took two weeks!

    Hurrah! The hooks finally arrived… and it “only” took two weeks!

    — 2 months ago
    #work in progress  #Truly Victorian  #walking skirt  #hooks and eyes  #Canadian post  #sewing  #tweed 

    Promise we’ll get back to sewing soon, but in the meantime I’m rather pleased with my repurposed whatever this was meant to clamp clampy thing I found in a local DIY shop today! Stops spinning unravelling when I have to put it aside, and doubles as a handy spindle stand to stop it from misbehaving when I’m not looking…

    — 2 months ago
    #drop spindle  #drop spinning  #spindle  #spinning  #wool  #clamp  #diy 

    First results from my drop spinning efforts! Rather on the wiggly side, as I had the tension way too tight, I think. But oh lawks I’m so in love with the process - practically the dictionary definition of my happy place!

    — 3 months ago
    #drop spinning  #heritage craft  #wool  #fleece  #spindle  #drop spindle  #craft  #happy place 

    Love the ideas you can pick up on Pinterest. One microfibre kitchen sponge, bunched up into an espresso cup, which in turn I superglued to its saucer. Instant stylish tabletop pin cushion!

    — 3 months ago
    #Pinterest  #pin cushion  #sponge  #superglue  #espresso cup  #saucer 
    Made myself a budget pressing table today! The table itself was free: a basic Ikea desk somebody no longer needed. I picked up cork tiles for $12. Had a spare piece of cotton batting in my stash already. And the towel was $5 from the local chemist. So damn happy with the result! Infinite improvement on a regular ironing board.

    Made myself a budget pressing table today! The table itself was free: a basic Ikea desk somebody no longer needed. I picked up cork tiles for $12. Had a spare piece of cotton batting in my stash already. And the towel was $5 from the local chemist. So damn happy with the result! Infinite improvement on a regular ironing board.

    — 3 months ago
    #pressing table  #table  #desk  #Ikea  #cork board  #cork tiles  #batting  #cotton batting  #cotton towel  #budget  #economy  #efficiency  #iron  #ironing  #tip  #how to 

    Postal delay projects abound right now! Quick and easy braided cord technique. Cut a round piece of stiff card. Make a hole in the centre. Make eight notches equally spaced around the edge. Knot seven strands of thread together, then feed them through the hole and place each strand in a notch. From there it’s simply a matter of picking the third strand from the notch (I went right, but left works just the same if that feels more natural to you) and moving it into the gap. Lovely meditative process once you get into a rhythm!

    — 3 months ago with 3 notes
    #cord  #braid  #braiding  #weave  #weaving  #thread  #wool  #embroidery thread  #how to 
    Bit of rainy day downtime while I wait for supplies to arrive. Decided to teach myself drop spinning! Not sure what or how it clicked into place but went from utter failure to “oooh I LOVE this” between one attempt and the next! Addictive stuff.

    Bit of rainy day downtime while I wait for supplies to arrive. Decided to teach myself drop spinning! Not sure what or how it clicked into place but went from utter failure to “oooh I LOVE this” between one attempt and the next! Addictive stuff.

    — 3 months ago with 4 notes
    #drop spinning  #drop spindle  #wool  #spinning  #downtime