Sveiki užsukę / Welcome

Sveiki užsukę į mano tinklaraštį! Džiaugiuosi, kad turiu skaitytojų, kurie neabejingi veltinio kerams:) Tikiuosi čia rastos pamokėlės ir idėjos įkvėps ir Jus pačias išbandyti vėlimą, natūraliais rankdarbiais sušildyti savo šeimą. Jei naudositės mano pamokėlėmis gamindamos rankdarbius pardavimui - prašau prie savo parduodamo kūrinio įdėti tiesioginę nuorodą į mano pamokėlę, o pasisėmusios idėjų iš mano sukurtų rankdarbių, paminėti tos idėjos šaltinį, t.y. šį tinklaraštį.
Smagaus vėlimo!

2016 m. rugsėjo 2 d., penktadienis

Woolen rugs and mats

Warm season is getting to the end, wool is my friend again :)
I love crochet from big thick yarn fluffy cozy items. And if make this from wool - I can felt it, surface becomes smooth and soft - real pleasure for feet and paws. Crochet wool rugs

Woolen cat mat

Or whatever :)))

2016 m. sausio 5 d., antradienis

Woolen leg warmers

Really cold Winter came to Lithuania this January. Beautiful views, joy of skiing together with harsh cold, long nights and ...evenings perfect for knitting :) Big thick wool leg warmers, first knitted and then felted:

Mossy green wool leg warmers

Bordeaux maroon leg warmers 

2015 m. birželio 18 d., ketvirtadienis

My New Hook

This Summer is so beautiful and so at home :) Caring about kids and plants, hooking with new ideas.
The newest one Oversized doilies :

These doily rugs are perfect for deck, especially linen rugs for wooden deck:

One I've made of weather resistant rope, which usually is used by fishermans and sailors. I guess this bright rug is able to survive Lithuanian Summers and Winters:

2015 m. gegužės 10 d., sekmadienis

OT: šakotis

A short off topic :)
Last weekend me with my mom and friends baked traditional Lithuanian Šakotis in our back yard.

When I was a teenager, my parents used to bake these beautiful big cakes for weddings, other big feasts. My sister and I were their helpers. I've separated thousands of egg whites from the yolks those days :)))
Few years ago, we revived old big cooking equipment, but it seemed too big. So my husband have made a small outdoor "grill" suitable to make Šakotis. Loooots of eggs, butter, sugar, work and we had a beautiful delicious result:

2015 m. balandžio 29 d., trečiadienis


Shoemaking is an old craft, but industrial massproduction supersedes it. Still crafty enthusiasts revives it :)
Local oldshool factories of shoe lasts and soles are tethering on the brink of closure. Feltmakers are a great support for them nowadays as their creations are getting more and more popular in all over the world. I joint to this by selling production of these factories in My Etsy shop Rasae . Through this I meet a lot of interesting people, who are my customers in supplies shop section. One of them is Sharon Raymond from US, she says: "I think every village needs a shoemaker, I hope you'll be the one for yours!" Visit her blog with lots of tips and ideas of shoemaking: and her Etsy shop with shoemaking tutorials: and her youtube chanel. This is her tutorial to show how to make leather shoes using my soles:

Thank you Sharon!

2014 m. spalio 23 d., ketvirtadienis

Shoe sole stitching masterclass

Today I delivered a lesson on stitching soles to the felted shoes.

Short masterclass for feltmakers, they usually make felt slippers and here we discussed how to make outdoor shoes. We met in Kaunas (UAB Partis, thanks for the meeting space).
Meeting, greeting, fingering tools and materials:
During our Summer camp Danguole have made felted shoes. Today we took them as an example and added outdoor rubber soles. Shoes were felted on the flat sole shoe lasts, so we've chosen flat rubber shoe soles for these shoes. We cutted special cellulose board to be put between the shoe and the sole. It covers the grids of the sole, they won't emboss through the wool felt.

Carefully marked the place of the soles. Applied the adhesive for shoemaking. This adhesive usually is very volatile and it is necessary to work in well ventilated place. We worked at the window. Layers of adhesive must dry before putting parts together.
Cardboard will be used to cover grids in the heel of the sole.
Moment of attentiveness - soles must be glued in the right place.
I stitch the soles with speedy stitcher sewing awl. It tightens the stitches by itself and saves your fingers from doing it :)

Me - shoemaker?! :)))

Next pair of the shoes:
And the result after few hours of work:
So soft and so warm and so made by hands:)

Supplies for felt shoe soling you can find here

Good luck with your projects!

All guests of this masterclass made their fish for the Museum of Fishing in Moletai to support an artistic campaign "Fish pendants"