Posts Tagged ‘wool’

Once I participated in a ‘spinning longwool’ workshop of the OLG.
Amanda was our tutor.
During that time we were on holiday in England and being in Wensleydale I bought a fleece.

Beauties! The photo isn’t mine.
I got permission to use it from the owner of this website …..use the link to admire her felting.
A couple of years the wool stayed in my stash!
Not that I forgot it….oh no….time was the real reason.
Until now…..

imageIt will keep me busy for a long time!

imageAll fibers long and short are combed with a Flickr. The short ones are going on my drum carder, the long ones not. Otherwise they will be trapped on the carder.

CloudsIt feels so soft!

My 10 colour shawl is finished….
IRIS1bnieuwWant to know more…. click

I did it! Today I finished my poncho!
My sister-in-law permitted me to use the model of her poncho. So nice of her! Thank you Loeska 😉
The first time I saw her wearing  it, I envied her, you know 🙂
The colours are different though.
Turquoise and purple are my favorite colours and I used red to brighten it up, but I already mentioned
that in one of my previous blogposts.
The fringes form a nice band at the bottom….(the way I braided them)…. I think 😉

The collar is knitted separately and sewed with the machine to the neck-piece

I never wove with such a thick thread in warp and weft. Two per cm.
The total width of my loom is used, 120 cm.
It’s  just a simple plain weave / tabby. The colours are the most important in this cloth.

Several minutes ago I finished Lucas his cardigan. The buttons are made from timber.
Need I say more…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It took some time to find a nice blue coloured yarn  for Simon, but here it is.
It feels very soft. Now it is time to make a cardigan from the different parts 🙂 Next,  into the water and the ‘finished touch’ will be the buttons. Two-three days at the most and this one is finished too.

 

 

…now all three fibers are carded together: wool, silk and viscose. It feels good, it looks good.
In time I can show a nice yarn, I hope….

This blend is carded with Bleu du Maine, Alpaca, Mohair and Silk……..
The second time I carded small nests…… it feels gorgeous….
This 400 gr. will accompony me wherever I go, together with my Rose…..

This shawl is very warm and nice to wear.
If you want to see how it was made, please click  this page.

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