Kaffe Fasset Stone Circles Sweater

Rowan Kaffe Fasset Stone Circles Sweater

I’m always fascinated by items from Kaffe Fassett – and now I have even found a tutorial for his Stone Circles sweater!
After I’ve read the instruction I had to realise that – as beautiful as the sweater may be – I’d never have the patience to knit something of this kind.
Sigh.


Links:
Kaffe Fasset Stone Circles Sweater (Stone Circles)
There are more free instructions, also for patterns of Kaffe Fasset, e.g.
Spot Cushion – if you chekc the ‘Related Projects’ there you can find even more

Google image search result for ‘Kaffe Fasset’

Pin Stones

Faserfimmel Pin Stones

The entry about pin stones isn’t actually an instruction but a (wonderful!) inspiration.
I like them so much!

I suppose that she made the pin stones in the same way than felted beads, for which I found an instruction, too.

You can find gazillions of tutorials on how to felt beads (see links below).


Links:
Pin Stones (Nadelsteine) (German)

At knitty: Felted Beads

Google search result for ‘felting beads’
Google image search result for ‘felting beads’

Google search result for ‘perlen filzen’
Google image search result for ‘perlen filzen’

Pewter Casting in Soapstone

craftster Pewter Casting in Soapstone

I found at craftster an instruction on how to cast pewter in soapstone that I find really great!
Don’t the pieces look beautiful?

I’m considering earnestly to buy some soapstone pieces and some lead free pewter…


Links:
At craftster:
Pewter Casting in Soapstone

Galathite (milk stone)

unikatissima Galathite Milk Stone Button

Once I heard that you can make your own plastic – I’ve been interested immediately ;-))
Further research showed the word ‘Galathite’ and a website with wonderful galathite jewelry.
Needless to say that I wanted to know how to make this myself and I found several tutorials (see links below).
The bottom line is to extract the casein from low fat(!), warm milk by dint of vinegar, to shape it and then let dry.
On the photo you see a button (my first try). I wouldn’t use it, because it can break a little too easily. If I had made it thicker, I think that it could be used.
I sanded and polished it which was very easy. It has a beautiful soft shine (which I couldn’t show unfortunately on the photo).
I didn’t really care about quantities while trying it but even so I’m satisfied with the result. It was also very fast: after about 15 Min. the button moulding blank was ready and could begin to dry.
Best to try it yourself ;-)


Links:
Galalithe: a French tutorial, that I show here, because I like the photos of the work steps best

At instructables:
Homemade Plastic
Make plastic out of milk

Jewelry from galathite