Sunday, 30 March 2014

Busy, busy week..........bfl locks

I have been absent from blogland this week as 
I have been making the most of a reasonably dry week in largs.

It takes me pretty much a whole week to clean, dye and 
seperate locks and then dry a complete fleece.

This was my last Bluefaced leicester fleece before
this years clip. 

Hopefully they will start making their way into shop on Tuesday.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Silk dupion and Thai silk ribbons....oh so lovely!

Over the weekend I have been fraying the beautiful 
Dupion and Thai single ply slub silk
that I dyed on Friday......truly yummy!

This is the first time I have worked with the Thai silk
and it has the most wonderful handle and takes colour brilliantly!

Friday, 21 March 2014

More felt pebbles.....

Yep more felt pebbles indeed.
I don't think you can have too many!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Felt pebbles

Yesterday Vicky and I
made some felt pebbles.

The grey is a mix of grey merino,gotland and silk.
The natural is teeswater x, silk, bamboo and bfl.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dying new fabrics.....

Today I had a go at dying some different fabrics....

knitted cotton jersey 

cotton muslin

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Finally sorted all the sari ribbon

After the sari ribbon has dried....takes a while at the mo.
I sort into packs

short lengths

and super silk threads from fraying......great for texture in
felt making or spinning.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Yipeee...outdoor drying day!

So pleased to get a decent "drying outside" day.

The sun had gone in by the time I remembered to take pictures.
But it was a lovely sunny day in Largs today.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

World book day.....fraggle, horrible histories and Obelisk

World book day at school.

Go dressed as a favourite character.
Jacob - Fraggle Rock....Wembley
Hope - Horrible histories ......Egyptian fashionista
Caleb - Asterix......Obelisk

Such fun! And you take in a book to donate to 
the children of Mankunkha in Malawi.
Organized in partnership with Largs Rotary.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

More Vintage/soft shades silk

Silk caps and silk laps (below)
were todays jobs.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Dying silk filature....soft and vintage

A customer request for pale vintage colours was today's dying job.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

hand dyed and hand spun yarns

Hand dyed by me
 and Hand spun by Rita
yarn and thread packs
naturals and brights.