Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paper Robot

I decided to start a real textile arts blog, Paper Robot! Over there, I'll be writing some basic fabric and sewing tutorials, projects I've worked on, as well as patterns I hope to sell. Come on by!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pinkerton Shawl

Time for a knitting post! This is a purple Pinkerton Shawl, knit with Cascade Heritage in plum. I didn't check gauge, and that might be why this version isn't as big as it ought to be, as I ran out of yarn. It blocked out pretty nicely, though! I do wish I had knit a border along the top and side, though, since no amount of blocking would stop the edge from rolling, but I think in the end it was OK! It was a pretty gorgeous shade of purple, too!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


This was a simple placemat project for a friend. I made two of each of these designs, sized around 14"x18". The panels on each are the same size, just arranged differently. With a seam allowance of 1/2", the larger rectangles are 15"x9" and the green strip is 15"x3". 

Action shot!