Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Had to share

I'm really happy with how this silk warp is turning out.


The warp in hand-dyed reeled silk set at 30epi, and the weft is hand-dyed throwster silk. It's the first of 9 silk scarves (three per warp) that I'm weaving for an upcoming show.


I also finished spinning some more cotton.

Now, to decide if I want to knit or weave it.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Patricia's fleece spun and ready to knit.
10oz/480 yds - worsted spun

Drum Carding experiments.
English Leicester
 New warp on the loom.
Hand dyed Dupioni silk
Life is good.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Yarn Yarn Yarn

It's been a busy summer and when I get busy, blogging grinds to a halt. It has been a summer of focus and change, but I'll talk about that another time. I'll just show you what I've been spinning.

Border Leicester from fleece

Alpaca batt
5oz of Alpaca goodness
Spinning woolen for a lofty yarn.
Alpaca yarns. First, third and bottom ones are from Ashland Bay top.  Second from the top is  from the  batt.

Patricia, the sheep.  I think she was an Arcott cross.

Brown part of the fleece all carded and turned into roving.

Tussah silk 2ply.

Dyed tussah silk in stock in lots of colours. The new workshop schedule is up. That's it for now.