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Steampunk Scarves

Steampunk Scarves
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.
Here are the scarves to go with the postcards in the last post. There are five of them, all long narrow rectangles of fine silk chiffon with hand rolled edges.

I call them Steampunk Scarves because the printing technique is an early photographic process invented by John Herschel and used by Anna Atkins to create the first ever published book of photographs (1843). Surely they are the perfect steampunk lady's accessory.

Doing my laces!

Lace Postcards
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.
Just a quick post via flickr today. I figured it was worth commemorating the fact that I managed to tie my own shoelaces a couple of weeks ago. After several years of being too arthritic to reach my feet and then a year since my first hip replacement, I now feel supple enough to wear lace ups again!

To celebrate I did some other laces as well! The postcards above are part of a collection of cyanotype prints I've just finished. They're all printed directly from textile samples - not all are technically "lace" but it's a good catch-all for these fabrics. As well as around 20 prints on paper, I'm making a few silk chiffon scarves as well. Should have a corner devoted to these at the Coburg House Open Studios Weekend.

Attack of the Knitted Tentacle update coming soon!

The great measuring. 91 cm

The great measuring. 91 cm
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.[Another post that starts with an apology - not good...] Anyway I am sorry I haven't updated the world about the results of the Trundling Knitter's efforts - I blame Facebook!

The knitting walk was two miles and resulted in 91cm of I-cord being knitted. Stuart came to cheer the start of the walk and the whole route was observed by Mike (who took the photos and videos), Fawns and Iain. The measuring was checked by Raffles, the Transreal tapir and his young friend (pictured above).

A huge thanks goes out to all the people who sponsored the Trundling Knitter. You £339.39 raised in aid of World Tapir Day's campaign to save tapir habitat in Ecuador. The Just Giving donations page is still open if anyone hasn't donated yet. see

The knitting produced on the trundle will be incorporated in my next mad scheme - an exhibition called Attack of the Knitted Tentacles, of which more la…