Today I got to go see sheep shearing. My friend who owns the herd of CVMs called me yesterday and invited me out to see/help with the process. I am not sure how much help I was. I did hold a few gates and shoo a few sheep, but mostly I ogled the fiber. I… Continue reading No sheep were harmed.
Spring is arriving here in my neck of the woods. My bulbs are blooming. It’s kind of been warmer, but those winds are still chilly and I heard we might get an inch of snow tomorrow. Meanwhile inside, my seedlings have been transplanted for the first time. That tomato? (the plant on the right.) It’s… Continue reading Spring, it takes so long!
Now that I have figured out what I want to do for my final project, the planning has begun in earnest. Remember that my friend let me borrow one of her rigid heddle looms? It’s actually the same loom that I own. Perhaps a bit older model. Nevertheless, it’s a very large old Schacht rigid… Continue reading Let the planning begin
So it’s that time, when I have to figure out what my final project for this years MSP course will be. I have to make it out of a cellulose fiber. So that is Flax, Hemp, Raime, or Cotton. The project needs to take 50 hours. Originally, I wanted to use colored cotton and weave… Continue reading Decisions, colored cotton, and a cat….
Stand back, I’ve got this. We are going to wash our woolens. Yes, it will all be fine. No, they won’t get ruined or felted. Here’s a secret…. it’s not even hard. Really. I promise. First find the item to be washed. For me it’s my hat. I have not washed this hat since I… Continue reading Wash your woolens
It has just been one of those weeks! My family returned VERY, VERY late on Monday night from a swim meet in Phoenix, which for myself and my youngest was proceeded by a week of camping in the Arizona desert. I still have not quite reintegrated with my life. I am also just a wee… Continue reading I gotta tell you, I am tired!
I have been wanting to dye with logwood for a while. However, I have been having some problems finding logwood dyestuff. One of my issues is that I could not find a supplier in the US that had any. I ended up buying mine from WildColors UK. Then I went and read about logwood in… Continue reading Logwood