Friday, 27 September 2013

Whoops and it's not even Friday the 13th!

This week has been a fabric dying week!
Some lovely wild silk - gorgeous texture......
and some super soft Merino 100% Wool pre-felt.

Then Whoops I dropped my camera!
Actually to be more accurate Reuben's camera ....I could cry!!
Broken the screen so not much good.......and I hoped this month was
going to be expense free. It seems not boo hoo! 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Every radiator and the bath!

Beautiful big wigs angora dyed and drying...
I can wait to get felting with this..

Yes another wet and miserable day in Largs.
Everything this week has been drying round the house.

Mohair from Jo in Somerset!

Lovely alpaca...

Kid mohair tops in the hall

More angora in little kitchen paper sandwich drying
in the radiator gap

Some more mohair on the boy's radiator!
The kids and Reuben are quite used to it now.
Just a pain having to empty the bath every morning for shower time!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Meet Dolly the Lincoln Longwool sheep......

Oh so cute Dolly the sheep pre hair cut.
Dolly is a Lincoln Longwool.

Some of Dolly's beautiful fleece after cleaning and dying.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Select Sunday with Sue Welfare and cobweb scarves

This week I am sharing some beautiful delicate
cobweb felt scarves by
Sue Welfare.

Cobweb felt is created with extreamly
fine layers of fibre. 
Sue tells me her scarves weight a mere 25g each

Lovely details and you can see the 
blend of different fibres used.

Sue created these pieces using 
some of our dyed tops.
Below a Merino /silk/ flax mix.

Sue works as a full time novelist 
and you may have come across her books
which are available here.

Sue is also on Facebook.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Hair accessories.....doormat.....what next?

Time has been flying by!
I think because the weather has been so good 
and I have managed
to get lots of dying/drying done this week.

Some thick and thin for a 10 year old
that makes her own hair accessories.

Lots of sari ribbon - very popular with Jewellery makers.

Hand dyed silk yarn and thread for lots of
different creative textile uses.

Hand dyed wool insulation!
Thick, hairy and very rough......
I am thinking it may become a door mat?