Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Making Handwoven Cuffs
I'm in my sewing room today busy making up some new cuffs. Here are a few.
My sewing room.Woven bits of material ready and waiting to be made-up into more cuffs.
Here's a good tip on how to hold your yarn in place on your spinning wheel. I use a velcro circle, and when I'm done spinning the yarn gets placed here.
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Soaked yarn in water and a bit of soap overnight.
Getting pans on the stove.
Getting dye ready.
Using food colouring dyes and vinegar as a mordant.
Combining Red and Blue to give me a purple.
Shades of green.
Red and Yellow for my orange.
The last 2 pans of straight red and blue.
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
These are hand spun, hand dyed, thrummed headbands spun from my flock of sheep.
I used the natural coloured fleece to make the thrums in the headbands. These are wonderful for walking the dog, or just plain walking . I've had customers from Japan buy them to wear for golfing in the early cool mornings.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Needle Felted Dryer Balls