Just in the middle of spinning a gorgeous graduated sliver created on drum carder. will post something on graduated batts and slivers soon Why might you want to blend? For colour To produce the colour you want To create variation in colour through yarn or felt For texture Using different types of fibre or add… Continue reading Blending fibre for spinning (or felting)
Testing cotton today. We spun tops, punis, raw cotton cloud and from seed, using Ashford traditional, Lendrum with a quill, Ashford charka and book charka. For me the secret of cotton spinning is to practice spinning wool long draw, either English long draw for punis or American long draw for tops. Once you can do… Continue reading Spinning cotton outside in the sunshine
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