Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Handbag Project & Mittens

These are the handbags I wove & made up for the Oxford Weavers & Spinners sale being held Nov. 20, 2010.  The bags are all cotton and woven with tabby & twill. 

Attn: New information on location of guild sale Nov. 20/10:
Guild Christmas Sale
November 20, 2010, 9.00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Oxford Auditorium
Woodstock Fairgrounds
Nelles St, Woodstock

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Cutest Video

This is the coolest video about knitted gifts at this link.

I have sewing I must complete today. I must get the handbags done & get them onto the guild I belong to for their money raising sale in a week or so. I will post a pic later.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Spindle Spinning B & L Batt

I'm using a commercially prepared generic wool batt that I dyed in an earlier attempt to be spun up for some mittens & a hat I suppose.
The spindles are made by my hubby & spin beautifully. The dark one is a bottom whorl & the light one a top whorl. I like them both.
I plan to do the whole batt on the hand spindles.

Last Woad of the 2010 Season #6

Scoured Clun Forest Fleece, wet.

Alkaline frothed & aerated.

After 20 minute woad dip.

Changing colour 1.

Changing colour 2.

Changing colour 3.

Fleece the next day air drying.