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New Pal

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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  10:31:57 AM  Show Profile Send Alopee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

for a few years now, I am following the blog of Clara Parkes (and enjoying it very much). I finally decided to register for the Forums.

Knitting and crocheting was mandatory in school. I learnt to crochet in second grade and to knit in third grade. My grandmothers crocheted and knitted. One grandmother made (true) lace. We sewed, crocheted and knitted in school up to our second year in high school, where it was a welcome change to all the maths, sciences, ancient Greek, Latin and four modern languages. After high school I discontinued handcraft for a long time (with a few interruptions for very small projects) until a textile art teacher in a workshop introduced me to the book of Tellier-Loumagne 'Les mouvements du fil' (I don't know the English title). Instant awakening, almost like Sleeping Beauty kissed by the prince after 100 years.

Textile artists always draw my attention. Catherine Cobey, Adrienne Sloane,... All suggestions are welcome.

Natural yarns are my favorite: wool, possum, angora... I hope to try qiviut and yak one day. I have mixed feelings about cotton. Linnen is a tough one: my grandfather grew flax and processed the fibre to make it ready to spin. It is a beautiful material but can be hard to work with. Synthetic fibers are terrible to touch and, in my opinion, never have good colours.

Looking forward to the exchanges on the Forums!



Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  10:51:36 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Alopee, Welcome here from Chicago. Wow knitting and crocheting in school I bet there a lot of calm kids in school. Donna
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  12:53:09 PM  Show Profile Send Rwats2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, and Welcome to the Boards from the great state of La(Louisiana). Please sit down, relax and enjoy yourself. I would really love to see your work. I agree about all of the calm kids in school.
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  12:56:04 PM  Show Profile Send a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Alopee! A hearty welcome from Colorado! Glad u joined us & hope u decide to stay! Looking forward to reading your posts here in the forums!


Keep on knitting!
The more, the merrier!
A balanced diet is a peanut butter cookie in each hand!
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Permanent Resident

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Posted - 11/15/2012 :  2:37:20 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome from Maine!
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/16/2012 :  09:33:30 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome from Australia. I am really looking forward to hearing what you have to tell us and show us of your work. I feel there will be something special about you - as there is about everyone of course, but your background is very different. Fancy having these wonderful crafts compulsorily taught!

I knit a hug into every stitch
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