I really enjoyed our felt flower workshop the other day. I love the way the gorgeous colours of the fibre blend and blur as it felts. Wet felting is such a tactile experience, rubbing and rolling, seeing the fibres contract and cling to each other. The colours from one layer blend and appear or disappear… Continue reading Felt Flowers
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