Results from our test washings In July I blogged about my favourite ways of washing a fleece. Since then Alison Daykin and I meet to discuss fleece washing for our book. We discovered we had very different approaches and had come across many more – so to settle our arguments we decided to test a… Continue reading Best Fleece Washing Method ?
Needle felted magic for Christmas Learn how to make these delightful fairies and angels. Fabulous as ornaments or Christmas tree decorations. Maxine is a talented needle felter and a great teacher. Her classes are relaxed and informative. or make a cheery snowman to brighten your Christmas. see courses for more details fairies or snowmen https://beechwoodcrafts.com/courses/needle-felted-angels-and-fairies/
Jacob FleeceCorriedale X Gotland Having just sorted and washed over 2.5 kg of fleece – leaving me with just under 2kg clean fibre I thought I’d share a few thoughts. If your new to sorting and washing fleeces hope this helps. If you are experienced and have any comments I’d love to hear from you… Continue reading Fleeces – Sorting and Washing
The other day I talked about how much I enjoy spinning silk. Today I’d share some ideas on spinning silk hankies These are my favourite form of silk. The fibres in hankies tend to be long so it holds together with little twist. In fact, you can knit with pre-drafted hankie without spinning it. The yarn can… Continue reading Spinning Silk Hankies
I have recently spend a great couple of days with Alison Dakin spinning silk. We have played with every preparation we could find ready for Inspired Spinning. Preparations of Silk Selection of silk preparation Hankies/caps These two are essentially the same and give a characterful lumpy yarn. Layers of de-gummed cocoons are stretched over either… Continue reading Silk preparations