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Author Topic: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat  (Read 74317 times)

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Re: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat
« Reply #560 on: October 18, 2017, 11:44:09 PM »

What a wonderful Pinterest board, Lisanne! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat
« Reply #561 on: October 28, 2017, 07:00:26 PM »

Yesterday, I sewed that Burda shrug that I mentioned earlier.
I used a pretty teal, dark blue, and charcoal sweater knit from my supplies that I bought at Mood in Los Angeles last time I was there.
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« Reply #562 on: October 28, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »

That does look a useful, cozy and somehow cheery garment, Elephun  ;D
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« Reply #563 on: October 30, 2017, 08:37:25 AM »

Looks great, Elephun. I love the colour!
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« Reply #564 on: October 30, 2017, 04:25:11 PM »

Thanks Lisanne and Rivergum!
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« Reply #565 on: November 05, 2017, 01:21:54 PM »

Very nice, Elephun. It will be the perfect layering piece. Are you planning on making the top that Burda shows to wear under it in the same fabric, or is this a one off?

Either way, you've got a winner there.

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« Reply #566 on: November 05, 2017, 10:58:52 PM »

Thanks, Kathryn!
I like the other piece and I would like to make it. I have plenty of matching fabric. I really need short sleeve tops and long sleeve tops before I think about that one. Maybe next Fall?  ;D
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« Reply #567 on: January 31, 2018, 09:49:02 PM »

I was browsing Pinterest and saw this interesting and pretty shawl that I thought people would enjoy. It doesn't look like it would be too hard to get the pattern worked out.

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Re: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat
« Reply #568 on: February 02, 2018, 04:54:49 AM »

Elephun,
Very pretty cape-shrug. I can see how useful that could be. Please show us if you make an underlying piece.
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« Reply #569 on: February 02, 2018, 09:26:18 AM »

Free diagram pattern for this linen kimono at Fabrics store

https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2018/01/30/patchwork-kimono-jacket-tutorial/
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« Reply #570 on: February 02, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »

Elephun, I just pinned the pin you showed us--that cleverly made shawl. Thanks. Now to remember it when I want to make another shawl.  :)

Kathryn

ETA: It looks similar to this Vogue 9291 shawl



There are other views in that pattern that I also find interesting:

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« Reply #571 on: February 02, 2018, 06:05:47 PM »

Kathryn, both versions look like very good uses for your weaving  ;D
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Re: Lagenlook, Arty & non-Mainstream Inspiration & Chat
« Reply #572 on: February 02, 2018, 08:09:21 PM »

I bought that Brenne pattern on the last BMV sale.  I love View C.  I just don't know where I'd find ultra suede nor do I think I could find some that would match whatever fabric I use. I need a substitute of some sort.  Haven't decided what.  I also like View D but where would one find that type of fabric? 

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« Reply #573 on: February 02, 2018, 08:31:18 PM »

  I also like View D but where would one find that type of fabric?

view D looks like fancy felted wool. called Walkstoffe in German. I think you could track down this type of fabric in Europe. If that concept is of serious interest, I might be able to point you further. Or you felt your own fabric.... :)
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« Reply #574 on: February 02, 2018, 09:19:07 PM »

Bessiecrocler, I did search on Walkstoffe and saw some lovely fabric but nothing like this one.  Do you think it's a double sided wool.  I've never felted anything (outside some bags I knitted 12+ years ago in wool and threw in the washer).
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« Reply #575 on: February 02, 2018, 09:39:52 PM »

View D calls for boiled wool and novelty wool. Therefore, I think the green is the boiled wool, while the pink is a separate layer of novelty wool laid on top. That might simplify the search for fabric, if only a bit.

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ETA candidate: http://emmaonesock.com/fabrics/stretchlace.asp?lcd=190625
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« Reply #576 on: February 02, 2018, 10:14:16 PM »

Mudcat fabric like this might be nice as the top layer for that shrug. It could even be "distressed", and overdyed.
 
Mohair newborn baby wrap

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« Reply #577 on: February 02, 2018, 10:32:37 PM »

I don't think the fabric on the pattern envelope is two part. Just a guess... I think it is some VERY fancy, expensive boiled wool. Probably some sort of burnout technique  on a two layer loden fabric, pink layer is burned out, green layer is the base.  I've seen some fabric made like this, but nothing this elaborate. I can find pretty nice boiled wool in my neck of the woods. Usually made in Austria, sometimes Scandanavian. Occassionally northern Italy, they make some super high end woolens.

  It COULD be two layers, however, and that would be an easy way to create that kind of fabric yourself. This might be  a solid green loden topped with a fancy pink novelty loden.  I like the EOS lace suggestion...you could sandwich anything together that makes the effect you want. You could also do some sort of hand made nuno felting perhaps and come up with a similar fabric.

I also bet you could get a fabulous shawl using a textured brocade, etc. Would not need to be boiled wool. Think of doing this in silk, textured linen.. For example, I loved this from EOS:
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http://emmaonesock.com/fabrics/brocades.asp?lcd=188802

Lisanne, a bit off topic but thanks for the kimono pattern!
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« Reply #578 on: February 02, 2018, 10:37:51 PM »

just another thought...for someone who has the pattern. What does the instructions say about finishing the edges of the holes where the tail is threaded through? On two layer boiled wool, not a sandwich, you would not have to finish (sew) the hole edges. Boiled wool, felt, does not fray or separate. If this is a sandwich you'd probably need to stitch the hole edges together.
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« Reply #579 on: February 03, 2018, 01:13:29 AM »

It looks to me like the top layer (pink, here) could be lightly needle felted to the base layer (green, here), if you wanted. I find needle felting less messy and intimidating than wet felting. I particularly like this tool from Clover: Felting Needle Tool, and the Large Needle Felting Brush Mat, but you can certainly get by with a single needle and a piece of squishy foam as your mat.
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« Reply #580 on: February 03, 2018, 01:17:50 PM »

Very nice idea, Elephun. I have a needlefelting machine that I have only used once for this project:



The needlefelting process draws up the fabric quite a bit:


I used the "ruffle" created naturally at the border of the needlefelted area to trim the sleeve:



It was a fun project, and doing another like you recommend for this shawl would be great.

Kathryn Brenne has been a really inspirational addition to Vogue patterns and to Vogue magazine. I'm glad she decided to partner with them. I always look forward to her articles.

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« Reply #581 on: February 03, 2018, 01:21:04 PM »

FWIW, there is a free knitting pattern available on Ravelry for that same stole design:



Here's the link to the pattern page. When you click on the free pattern download, you can choose the language you prefer:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pfeilraupe

Lisanne, thank you for the suggestion. Both shawls that we've been discussing in that Kathryn Brenne pattern would be fun to weave. :)

Kathryn
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« Reply #582 on: February 03, 2018, 01:25:24 PM »

Also, if the colors appeal, this piece of Emmaonesock fabric might fit the bill:

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« Reply #583 on: February 03, 2018, 02:27:10 PM »

Wow, thanks for the knitted version of this wrap. That's the one that is calling loudly to me.

I also clued into that same fabric as fzxdoc found from EOS. Ideal kind of texture for this project, but is a difficult color for many people to wear. I'd say order a sample, if you think you can wear it. If it works with your personal coloring, you'd rock this wrap!

Another concept is to take some sort of slightly unusual wool and run it through a hot washer and hot dryer. It will automatically felt itself...you can't be too sure what you'll get and you'd need to start with more fabric that what is called for, as you'll lose some in shrinkage. But you might get fantastic results. I've done this a few times (sometimes by mistake) and it works nicely, as long as you are willing to be surprised. Wool knits work especially well with this process.
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« Reply #584 on: February 03, 2018, 03:46:11 PM »

Very nice idea, Elephun. I have a needlefelting machine that I have only used once for this project:


Kathryn

Kathryn, this garment is a stunner!   Can you talk more about the needlefelting machine and process?  It looks so labor and time intensive, but your garment (if one were as talented a neelewoman as you are) makes it look worth the effort.  Yours is certainly museum ready!

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« Reply #585 on: February 03, 2018, 04:34:53 PM »

Beautiful top, Kathryn! What an inspiration to pull out my needle felting stuff!
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« Reply #586 on: February 04, 2018, 02:23:51 PM »

Thanks, Elephun and CCL for your compliments. I made that top several years ago to try out my then-new Janome Embellisher machine. It was thrown in with the deal when I bought my Janome 6600, which has since been replaced with a Janome 8900. Since it was essentially a freebie, it was even more fun to play with. ;D

Anyway, embellishing that section of silk doupioni was easy and a lot of fun. I just followed the instructions that came with the machine--put the fabric under the needles and needlepunched away. Needlepunching draws up the fabric, so I played with that idea for a while before settling on making this top.





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« Reply #587 on: February 04, 2018, 09:08:28 PM »

Joining the thread for inspiration.
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« Reply #588 on: February 04, 2018, 10:34:59 PM »

I pulled out a piece of light silk with a bit of a crepe to it, and quickly needle felted a stripe down the middle using the Clover branded tools I linked to earlier. Such fun! It goes fast. I think I would go back and do a bit more needle punching to draw the fabric up more, depending on what I might use the fabric for. It would make a nice embellishment. 

If this particular light silk fabric were needle punched and to be used for a garment, I think it would need to be supported with an underlining.

Different fabrics will obviously turn out differently when they go through this process.

At any rate, here's a photo of my really quick sample:

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ETA: This piece is just a bit more heavily worked than the one above:

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« Reply #589 on: February 05, 2018, 12:52:31 PM »

Elephun, after needlepunching, I supported the piece with fusible interfacing, block fused before cutting out the pattern. As you no doubt noticed, the wrong side of the needlepunched fabric becomes sort of fuzzy and I felt that the distressed fabric needed support if it was to be used in a garment.

I can hardly wait to see what you choose to make with that piece. It's a great color.

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« Reply #590 on: March 09, 2018, 07:35:20 PM »

I haven't kept up with this thread for awhile, but today - while wandering the wilds of Pinterest - I came across this board: https://www.pinterest.com/a_baak/mode/?utm_campaign=activity&e_t=65bd106787964648a7d73ef1c7f2aeec&utm_medium=2003&utm_source=31&utm_content=580964489369808845 and followed a pin to vividlinen.com  Wow! What great linen lagen-looks!

As I'll be traveling to Georgia (US) in May and am thinking "I'll need linen for that trip", I'm rummaging through the pattern collection today! I've generally hesitated on this style, as I'm 5'5" (or shorter by now) and overweight. But I love linen and if I feel wonderful wearing it, I'm going for it ;-)
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« Reply #591 on: March 10, 2018, 02:08:43 PM »

JoyceP, I don't know if you're enthusiastic about wearing dresses, but the Hotpatterns Weekender Chameleon Dress would be a good comfortable candidate. I just finished making it in cotton suede and have put the pattern on my "make this next with linen" list.



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« Reply #592 on: March 11, 2018, 06:20:02 PM »

Cute pattern, Kathryn, and thanks for the recommendation. However, I can't remember the last time I wore a dress, so I think that puts me in the "unenthusiastic" camp ;-)
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« Reply #593 on: April 17, 2018, 07:15:21 PM »

fzxdoc, I'll be in the enthusiastic camp.  I love it!  I can see it in both linen or gauze? for the summer and a ponte knit for the fall/winter
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« Reply #594 on: April 17, 2018, 09:07:32 PM »

Cynthia, here's the cotton suede cloth dress I made from that Weekender Chameleon dress pattern for winter:



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