Archive for the ‘Felting’ Category

A very nice workshop it was, given by Jane Robinson. Almost all participants made a sheep.
The flock was growing and growing. It was such fun.
Here are mine:
Coburger Fuchs and Wensleydale
voorkantCenWCoby and Wensley
CoburgerFuchs
CobyandWensley

Approximately 35 years ago I wove a cloth. The colours were modern 🙂 Dark brown and orange (and off white)!! When I finished weaving…I could not decide what to do with it.

After all those years I thought ‘enough is enough’.
I threw it in the washing machine and dryer and knew it would extremely felt.

retrojasA coat it was ment to be.
The lining was bought and the pattern chosen.
IMG_2400A zipper was used for the front.
The buttons are only for show.
IMG_1454_sRGBNice wearing because it feels warm and keeps the wind out, but ‘retro’ it is 🙂

On the Annual Spinning Day I attended a workshop felting. It was given by Adrian Salomé,
who hand dyed the tops herself. There were very nice colour combinations…..it was not easy to choose!!
We seperated the combed wool in thin layers and made a circle. Beginning in the middle and then going round and round. During felting we tried to keep the circle intact and I managed quite well, I think….well it is a little oval maybe….

circle
toolMy husband was needed to make holes. I hadn’t enough strength.
img_1138This little basket is a success while knitting on the couch. The ball stays in 🙂

On our Annual Spinning Day one could select a workshop.
My favorite was felting and I am so proud of the result.
The workshop was given by Alexandra and she is amazing.
Just take a look at her blog.

Every evening they show us their shimmering light.

IT IS MINE and I am happy! I bought it from Alexandra she is a great felter….
…..and NO it is NOT for sale 🙂
Japie our cat came home and immediately wanted to take a nap on it 😉

Yes, I really won this beautiful blend. It was given by  ‘het wolbeest’  The photo shows blue and green, but it is turquoise and green, my favorite colours.
The blend of  turquoise is Swifter/Merino/Camel / silk and angelina. The green  is ‘Fries-melkschaap’ / Merino, mohair, Camel and soy-silk.
Now I have to decide: spinning or felting?
Not easy…but the blend is so beautiful, I think, in the end,  I will choose for spinning.
The only thing I did was RT a tweet, can you imagine!?
It feels so soft…gorgeous. Thanks Alexandra.

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