My afk project in the basement

I figured I might as well share few pics from my hobby room with you all. The hobby room is all set for use now, all cleaned up and I’ve mounted some shelves for storage.

Well the cleaning up was done a while back. I actually had to mop the floor three times to get it all cleaned up, was a very long time since anyone did that. The room was only used for storage the last few years.

My loom
My loom

As you might know by now, I got a loom (posted about it here earlier). I did get it right in the end, and have almost made a 1 meter long runner in yellow. Not entirely sure it was a good idea to make it so long though, not even sure the color fits our house… But I had to start somewhere. I got a few other colors to chose from as well. Runners are mainly made from a special kind of yarn, but rags can be used as well. Granny mostly made them with yarn, but I know she made some using both yarn and rags as well.

All boxes contains rags of some sort
All boxes contains rags of some sort

I also got a lot rags with the loom. They are now neatly sorted into boxes color wise. All I have to do now is get creative 🙂 But before I can get full use of the rags to make rag carpets I need to finish of the warp that is currently setup.

While sorting through them I got a few aha moments, recognizing the fabrics 🙂 I did throw away a lot rags as well though, as the balls of rags were pretty small. No point in keeping something that would only be enough for a centimeter or two of carpet 🙂

In case the rags shouldn’t be enough when I turn to weaving with rags I got a big basket full of worn out bed sheets and stuff that can be made into more rags 🙂

The desk where I'll be sewing
The desk where I'll be sewing

Also there’s a place for my sewing machines there (only one shown in the picture). I ones did get me an education in the area of sewing clothes, mainly women’s clothes. I’m basically one step away from being a women’s tailor 🙂 It is a rather long step though, since I’d need to have a lot more experience before I can (successfully) take the last test.

In any case I enjoy sewing, and through out the years I’ve made a few items for my self, the best part of doing that is they actually fit 🙂 I’m not made from the same mould that the clothing industry uses when they make clothes. I’m about 10 centimeters to short.

2 thoughts on “My afk project in the basement”

  1. I can’t wait to see the end product Anna. It looks a good afk project to have though ;). I’m thanking goodness its the weekend now so my afk project has been put on hold lol aka Wallpapering

  2. 🙂 Yes it is a nice project. Though not the only one I got going. I’m growing some plants as well, mainly flowers for the terrace. But also a few herbs for the summer cooking.

    As soon as weather warms up again I got my garden as well to deal with. It’s started grow for the season, I saw the parsley has came as well as a lot weed…

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