Category Archives: Endenisia Crafts

Craft Britannia’s Shop of the week!

This week I have been chosen to be Craft Britannia’s Shop of the week. Here is the interview all about Endenisia.

It was great to get the chance to share my thoughts on my craft along with ideas of where I’d like to take my shop in the future. Hope you enjoy reading it.

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How to make a Feather Duster

Feather Duster

Last week I noticed lots of cobwebs around the house and decided it was time I owned a feather duster.

As I’m still on a mission (as always) to use up all my scraps of assorted materials left over from previous projects. I remembered I had lots of multi coloured feathers and some bamboo – from my attempt at gardening.

This was a wonderfully fun quick project to make.

What you’ll need -

  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • Yarn
  • Feathers
  • Bamboo /handle
  • Fleece (optional)

I used three pieces of bamboo to make a nice sturdy handle. Cut the bamboo sticks to the desired length. I made mine quite long to reach the ceiling.

Feather Duster Step 1

Feather Duster Step 1

Step 1. Hold the sticks together at one end. Put a small amount of glue between the sticks and wrap the yarn around to pull them together tightly. Cut and knot the yarn. Repeat this step in the middle and at the other end so that the sticks are firmly held together.

 

Feather Duster Step 2

Feather Duster Step 3

Feather Duster Step 3

 

Step 2. For the feather end I tightly wrapped it with sheep fleece and yarn to create a padded end so that it wouldn’t scratch the wall – it ended up looking a bit like a torch. This also give the end more surface area to apply the feathers to.

 

 

Step 3. Apply the feathers from the end working back towards the handle, making sure to keep the glue on the base of the feathers. Leave it to dry for about ten mins or so to make sure the glue has cooled.

Feather Duster Step 4

Feather Duster Step 4

 

 

Step 4. Enjoy dusting with you new duster!

Wonderwool 2013!

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Last weekend I made my way to Wonderwool Wales on the Royal Welsh show grounds in Builth Wells for a day of yarny goodness!

This was the third Wonderwool I had been too, and as usual it was full of varying stalls selling items from fleece to finished products. Armed with a short list of things I would like, I made my way round, once to look and at least once to buy!

Me looking at yarn.

Me looking at yarn.

I found some beautiful chinese tribal batik’s and embroidery at Slow Loris Textiles. Martin Conlan the stall owner told us a lot about the origins of the textiles and how they were meticulously created.

I spent most of the day trying to avoid being tempted by fleece and other such fibers. I was very aware that I still have about 8kgs of fleece in the utility which needs using first. But I did get a small amount of raw pink silk (as I needed it) to finish off a dress that is far from being finished.

Goodies from Wonderwool

 

As usual I had a wonderful time and came home excited for next years Wonderwool!

New Blog Launch Giveaway!

Modular Belt Giveaway

To launch my new blog I’m running a giveaway for a pair of handmade modular belts!

The Giveaway

You can enter through any of these blatantly promotional social media methods (you can’t blame me can you?). You’ll get one entry for each thing you do, so if you like Endenisia AND tweet a link, that’s double the chance to win!

Closing Date: 21st May 2013 at 11:59 GMT.

The Prize

The winner, picked randomly from entries through all of the above methods combined will win a pair of modular belts handmade by Endenisia.

Each belt section measures approx 37cm in length / 9cm wide and comes with a pair of brown fabric ties. They’re made using antique sari trim and are adorned with mirror trim, turkish buttons and kuchi chain. Great for dancewear or whatever else you think they’d go with!

Belt Giveaway

The Terms & Stuff

The giveaway will close on 21st May 2013 at 11:59 GMT.
No purchase necessary.
Entry is open to anyone who can legally use the services required to enter.
I’ll ship worldwide but in the very unlikely event that shipping + tax is in excess of £40, I’ll ask you to cover the remaining cost.
In the event that the operation or administration of the giveaway is impaired for any reason (technical issues, data loss, etc.) Endenisa will either suspend the giveaway until the issue is resolved or issue the prize to a random entrant from any eligible entries.
Endenisia may disqualify any entrant found tampering with the entry process with multiple entries by using multiple accounts/email addresses.
By participating in the Giveaway, you agree to release and hold harmless Endenisia from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize.
Void where prohibited.

Crochet Blanket

photo 2 (1)While sorting out my new blog page I came across an old post about when I finally learned to crochet, and realized that I didn’t share the finished blanket.

I didn’t make it as big as the 70 squares I was intending to but I think it turned out well. I could probably add a border around sometime later but I’m happy with it being a foot blanket for the time being.

Striped wide Harem Pants Part 2

In part one I took the harem pant pattern from my existing pants and begun cutting the main body of the pants and stitching the front and back together.

Then was the task of finding/ making a suitable wide waist band. I found the prefect t-shirt to upcycle into a waist band.

T-Shirt

I used the bottom of this t-shirt to create the waist band which meant that it already had stretch to it and just needed applying to the top of the main pant body.

Waistband

I stitched a couple of lines of elasticated smocking to the top of the waist band to ensure a slightly more gripping band at the top, and also a line at the join between the t-shirt and the fabric.

Then I finished off the ankles with the same double row of smocking and double turned the edge.

Ankle Cuff