Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Hand spun, Hand dyed Pink Cowl

This is a cowl neck warmer that was hand-spun using fleece from my Romney sheep. It's a 2ply yarn, 100% wool.

Close up of the pattern, knit in the round.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Boro - 2
   from Jude Hill's on -line class

 The Chicken Coop Jacket

 Starting to hand sew in the lining.

 Another close up of the lining.

 Some of my hand stitching on the back of the jacket.
Chicken and eggs included.

More detail of the back.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Cocoon Jackets

 On the Loom 

I've started weaving for my Cocoon Jackets - the warp is a 2 ply cream coloured yarn 100 % wool from my (girls)  sheep fleeces. The weft is  2ply  grey and white -100% virgin wool.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Hand-spun Thrummed  Wrist Warmers

 Thrummed Wrist Warmers

These are a pair of thrummed wrist warmers that I hand spun, dyed, and knit to keep the cold away.
Very toasty warm on the wrists.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Boro Jacket

So much to do - will I ever get it all done? Here is a jacket I'm working on, it's from a class that Jude Hill taught on line called Boro 2. I started this last year but because I always have several things on the go at once I work on it when the mood strikes.
I love the way it's turning out and it speaks to me as I go along so I follow my intuition and do what it tells me. I still have a lot of stitching to do and then I will line it and finish it off with an onion skin dyed binding.

It is all hand stitched - every inch of it so slow going ----BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Warping the loom

Threading the reed.

 Lots of weft choices

A new year has begun and I'm busy setting up my loom for weaving cocoon jackets. I've warped the loom with 2ply wool - yarn from my Romney sheep. I have lots of choices for the weft as you can see - a room full of wool that needs to be turned into useful items. Now if only Zoe would cooperate - these walk breaks are cutting into my weaving time.