Wednesday 17 August 2011

BTW - testing testing Cubic RAW rope

Ok, so I can't show you my table at the moment. I have like one hundred projects going on at the same time. That's how it feels anyway. Some of them are secret ones also ... Isn't that exciting ... I've never been in a position when I could say that before ... BUT, the main reason for not showing you my table is that it is soooo messy.

So how clever was I to purchase a tutorial yesterday for a new technique then? Beats me?! I saw it and thought I need it. And I have tried it already actually (feeling proud now).

RAW - Right Angle Weave. I've seen tutorials on RAW that's been nightmare's when you wanna learn. But about a month ago I found this one on Cubic RAW, on YouTube, from InterWeave. It's in two parts. And suddenly I got it. But I didn't try it yet.

Then yesterday this one was on sale on Beading Daily. It's a pdf.

I used FireLine instead of the recommended thread, and I do not have any conditioner or thread wax at home, so I go 'au naturel'. What I found was necessary was to go through all the beads many many times for the first two or three rows/rounds. This was to create some stability to begin with. But then it went super smooth to just follow the instructions. And after a while you just keep going without really thinking about what you're doing ... mmm meditative ...

I think I am hooked. But never can I imagine I would make a whole necklace in this technique. I love them, beaded ropes, really looong lariat style ones. Gorgeous! But to make them is not for me. I'll make a bracelet from this one though.

I also made a ring in good old Peyote stitch with Delica Beads. My own design. I like the color combo and the pattern. Sort of makes me feel like I'm in an olive grove in Israel or something, eating a fresh juicy orange sitting in the shade under a tree. I've never done that in real life, but that's my perception of it I guess ...

All my best,


Anonymous said...

I love the coloring of the ring too. It has a summery mediterranean feel to it.

Haven't tried my hand at RAW although I am a faithful follower of the blog of the queen of RAW: Marcia DeCoster. She makes beautiful stuff. She will be teaching in Germany in October I think.

Malin de Koning said...

Oh my, will she!? Are you going to attend? I'd love to do that too. I'll check it up actually. Thanks for the tip.

Leslie Todd said...

Your right angle weave looks good. I've done some peyote, but mostly I don't have that much patience.

I liked your interpretation of the colors on the ring. It has a little spice (the orange) but still has a restful, meditative feel.

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you Leslie,
So many stitches to learn, and master.

Rebecca said...

*love* RAW! I saw about Marcia DeCoster in Germany too - I would so love to have the money to fly over but I fear not....your ring is so pretty, very simple but very, very pretty. The colours and pattern are perfect.

Malin de Koning said...

Rebecca, I found the site, but I couldn't figure out how to buy a place on the course, or what it would cost. So I gave up on the idea. It would probably have been too expensive for me anyway. :-(

Next time something exciting happens here in Europe it would be wonderful to meet up with you there.

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