I was recently wondering what to make with the 100g of super soft silky blue faced Leicester (BFL) top I have. This then led me on to thinking about the BFL fleece I have. I found some information on line in various places and created this chart to try to help me think about what… Continue reading What can I make with this amount of fibre?
Scallywag the stoat Maxi’s latest creation. A commission for a farming friend. Scallywag the stoat Her animals are so realistic. Really looking forward to her course. Which felting needle do I use? To get started and the basics use a standard 36 needle For finer work use a 38 When you want fantastic control, for… Continue reading Felting tips Friday
Wolf yarn is a core-less core-spun yarn, named by Judith Mackenzie because it kept the wolf from the door. It is technically challenging but once mastered it is fairly quick and looks impressive so sells well. Spinning Wolf Yarn For a wolf yarn you need a cloud of fairly long fibre, more than 3 inches,… Continue reading Spinning tips Sunday Wolf Yarn
Why rewind your singles before plying? For years I would have said you were crazy to even think about doing anything except plying straight away. Why would you forgo the pleasure of a having a beautiful finished skein. It couldn’t make that much difference, could it ? As I learnt more I realised that there… Continue reading Spinning tips Sunday
STOP PRESS Dates announced for Needle felting course By Maxine Lowery Sunday April 14th 10-4pm Maxine Lowery is a self-taught needle felter who uses her love of nature to create stunning lifelike animals. She has always been creative, ‘making’ with her children, drawing, painting and creating wonderful cake decorations. However, her passion is needle… Continue reading NEEDLE FELTING