Automation has arrived

r/Tufting - I want to buy this gun for tufting but I can't find one for sale, could one of yall help me out?

It is similar to this.  I am not using it for the current work, but the fact it has arrived means I can work on Predate, a piece I wanted to do featuring Wolfe and I.

These used to cost about 600 gbp, apparently millenials like doing dull things with them, so they are now relatively cheap.  I am yet to see much in the way of good work online so we shall see if I can sex it up a bit.

This is quite exciting and will involve the construction of a very large frame.

I will work on it next year or so.  Just now I am finishing up the work for Joy is Power.

This will take until Christmas, especially with the new project work.

I am having difficulties motivating myself to get back onto some computer work, which will be necessary to launch my health project.  Unfortunately, although I know exactly what to do this time, I was still too out of it and exhausted to get decent footage of the skin issues prior to curing them, so I will just have to talk about them.

The Long Covid has made exercise a more tactical project than previously, but with the benefit of not having to spend every waking minute looking for work, I should be able to tackle it over the next year or so.  This is important for one of the new projects.

Next up is probably going to be a long series of footstools.  They are pretty odd.



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My twinnie is too old for me. A David Wolfe post.

For those who have known Ina since the beginning, this is the original inspiration behind Ina Disguise, the love of my life,  David Wolfe. He inspired the entire Sheep in Wolf’s clothing collection and The Best Scandal Ever series.

I shocked many people when I fell randomly in love with him at the age of 40 or so, but he did my health the world of good at the time and I am in the process of recovering from a double dose of grief using much the same methods. Prior to this I was a shamed, clever but terrified victim of some extreme and lengthy bullying.

Those who have met me relatively recently will be shocked to learn he is 12 days older than me.

Since Wolfe will inevitably drop in and see this post at some point, I think we have swapped roles.   I dumped a 28 year old this year. I am still very shy though.  Still working on it.

You always were ten steps ahead of me.

Anyway this vid was a shocker.  Is this how old we are? It’s only been five years FFS

Much affection and I feel sufficiently inspired to get well now, see the piece of work he hopefully still owns below.


Honey I made you an icon replacement page

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What Next for Ina Disguise?

The music has changed again, and I am still working on the same collection.  This switches up the end result every time, and the music has gone, since Little Shiva, from disco to electro swing to funk and breakbeats.

Spending this weekend relaxing and setting up cameras and computers for the next phase, which will take a little while to perfect since I am planning to do a lot of filming whilst I finish up this lot.  There is a lot of work to do.

I am working on a completely separate collection of items which will take about a month, but this will not take up a lot of working time, just a lot of studio space.

Also trying to get a lot of old stuff shifted, which is going to be irritating in the extreme.

Anyway I will work on perfecting the video elements in the meantime as I have a separate project that has needed my attention for the last few years and because of Little Shiva I had to waste a lot of time on work.  This problem is, all being well, solved.



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Creative notes for Fire Coat and Lady Victory

You my be wondering why I am making funky lace jumpers at the moment.  The plan is to develop construction lace to construct furniture, and this is the by product of me learning how lace works.

Lacemakers may think this is a very odd way to look at lace, and yes it is a different direction for a different purpose.  Whilst the end result may involve more emblems and complex lacemaking, currently the priority is to work on how it hangs and how to strengthen it without compromising on drape, therefore the Fire Coat has been a worthwhile development on Lady Victory.

I have also approached these garments as sculptures, which has made it interesting.  As it turns out, the reason most plus sized clothing looks crap is because they make it in 2d, similar to smaller sizes.

When you approach it as a sculpture it is much easier to make a one size seamless garment. Lady Victory, in particular, is enormous and even drowns me without looking all that unusual in size.

Anyway, I think both of these items followed the same theme as the handbags and the shoes I still haven’t started working on, so I am pretty happy with the overall idea of them.  I will do one more gilet, I think before I start moving on to the next stage.

I wore the Fire Coat today whilst out and about, and the response was pretty positive.  You can tell without even seeing the whole thing that it is a special item, and it turned quite a few heads, although the younger people I spoke to did not seem to understand the idea of making something, which I found incredibly sad.  They also seemed to be frightened rather than finding it fun.  The people who have seen me working and know what I do thought it was very good fun, in comparison, so that was interesting from the perspective of context.

Basically if you don’t know that I am in the business of iconic wool, it just seems like I have just beamed down from another planet, which is sort of gratifying in a weird way.

In the meantime I am working on finishing the carpet components of the new range and will be entering the studio once I have caught up with the house and updated the website.

I also have the new items to construct, this will take over a month although it is one day’s work.

This week has been kind of mad.  I ditched a couple of jobs, got a couple of jobs, generally a money week overall.

Long may that continue, although it won’t.

Need a good health week now I think.



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Channelling My Inner Grimes

This took a very long time and is my first ode to Grimes.

I am very fond of Grimes, as I have observed that she thoroughly enjoys being a chick.

Whilst I worked on it, I listened to hours and hours of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard slugging it out in court.

Having a number of Cluster Bs in my life over the years, I had previously identified Amber as disordered, so I was very interested in the dialogue.

Amber, in contrast to Grimes, does not enjoy being a chick.  She sees things very differently.  She based her argument on several unpleasant assumptions.

1. Men have power, and your role as a woman is to erode that power by any means possible.  Fertility is her chosen weapon, used against both Johnny and Elon Musk.  Thinking in this way is similar to the way women are viewed in Libya and many other Islamic countries.  The idea there is to get around your lack of power by seeing your unpleasant husband as little as possible whilst being under his protection in order to produce yet more tedious kids. Is the USA a third world country in terms of how women see themselves?

2. When women lash out, they are to be infantilised by these ‘powerful’ men.  Women by definition somehow cannot be violent or manipulative, therefore anything a woman does is justifiable simply on the grounds of gender. Men on the other hand have power, therefore all the responsibility.  They must be man enough to take the blame, even when women are entirely unreasonable.

3. All women think the same way she does. This is just not correct.

4.  As long as you don’t go for the money too obviously, nobody will call you out on your bullshit.

It is just as well for Johnny that her strategy seems to have been very poor and very rushed, otherwise he could have been in even more trouble.

Anyway, thankfully we have a huge resource to draw upon for future reference, and DV victims of both genders applaud Johnny for his sheer balls in calling her out in court.

For the record, should Grimes drop by, I think Elon was a bit of a twit.  He will not do better.

Anyway, the video below is some Grimes, and the above is the Fire Coat. No, you cannot afford it.


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Fire Coat Pending

Should be complete in the next few days.

Watch this space, as after that I will be making the bases for the new collection which will take a while, but doing this many at once is a useful exercise.

I am also going to do some completely new stuff, which should draw things together nicely.


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