Thursday, April 21, 2011

SOKK og ROKK goes Bobbin Lace...

Valenciennes Lace, Bobbin Lace, Kniplinger, Spets and probably many other other languages, the technique is the same. It is all about twisting and moveing thin threads in a particullar system. Here we show you how it looks when you work...

A "Wood of Needles" is a good description of the way it looks during the work process. The common used thread is linnen and sometimes cotton. Silk could have been used too, in the old times.

The work is finished, it is great that Robert in SOKK og ROKK has started to take interest and care in this old technique.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loved it...

Days with colouring yarn are so exciting. Last autum, we picked a lot of mushrooms for colouring. It really was a good season, lot of beautiful weather and we were almost out picking every day. After a long winter, the spring is here so it is time to colour again. First, I did the Blodrød kanelslørsopp: Cortinarius sanguineus, it is one of my favourites. Last year, we used Alum as mordant, this year we are trying out Copper.

But I cannot do anything without experimenting with Rustbrunpigg: Hydnellum ferrugineum. I dipped an watercolour paper in the boiled solution. Now it is in the window for light testing. Interesting!

But to boil a kettle without colour yarn is crazy so here is the colour from this mushroom. A really elegant brown. I continue colouring.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Colours, colours and colours

Today I felt for doing something...I tried a little bit of this and that, restless me.... Late in the day, we started to do mushroom colouring. That is fun and relaxing. We had to try out the use of copper...The casserole is on and the mushrooms are boiling.

Here is the colour half way through the boiling process...

The yarn is dipped in the casserole. The green colour of the yarn is due to the copper mordant . everything is boiling for another hour. The result will be shown in another post.

Colouring wool or working with colours is a great interest and one of the main hobbies of Sokk og Rokk.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Da er det gjort - Then it is done

Igår kom et viktig brev, fra patentstyret... SOKK OG ROKK er nå et registrert varemerke. SOKK OG ROKK har blitt tildelt et Varemerkeregistreringsnummer. Hva vi skal drive med, vent å se.
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