Thursday, January 29, 2009
Here is my own dyed wool from this summer. I finally got around to carding it last week!! Oh how fun it was to card it, to make these luscious bats of sweet soft downy wool!! There is a combination of colors here, some fungus dyes that I got to use at the Klamath Weavers and Spinners guild meeting in June where we had an all day dye party!!! (lovely time and inspiring) yellow dock from Birki's orchard, brazil wood, cutch, maybe some marigold... I've forgotten now all of them and didn't label them. I have been working on a labeling system ad getting myself into the habbit of label everything. I think I will remember because at the moment it seems so obvious but if I don't go back to something for a while I forget. So my motto right now is label, label, label!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I just received my package of plant dyed wool from slowCOLOR!!! I love it! The colors are nice and strong which I have been wanting! I especailly wanted the blue for a small project I am doing for a customer. So now I can make waves!!! The purple and red are lovely too. The four smaller balls in front are blended colors and give a depth of color and softness! Yum! Can't wait to use them. I have some white balls in the washing machine being felted right at this moment. Later in the week when they are dry I will needle felt designs on them.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I finally finished Emilina's book that was started at her baby shower in September!!! I made the big piece of felt for the cover from wool from Justin (coopsworth) and some merrino that I had around. I wet felted it in the bathtub with a big bamboo screen I bought for felting. Then I sewed and needle felted the design. It was very fun to make!! I hope she enjoys it.