Natural fleece

•February 21, 2011 • 1 Comment

clockwise top left: comeback single, corrie x merino lamb single, merino hogget single, finn x suffolk sheep.
(excuse the grainy mobile phone photos)

Since moving house and many bags of raw fleece – i have been actively trying to get through all the fleece and wash and card and spin it.

it’s been great – each week i am washing at least 400 grams of fleece and in the summer heat finding it drys almost immediately – so instant gratification there ๐Ÿ™‚

when i started spinning i had the urge to try to spin every breed of sheep.

hence the accumulation – i am nowhere near spinning some fleece from every breed, but gave it a good try!

my favourite would have to be the corriedale x merino lambs fleeces – especially a fine chocolate brown [hard to see in the pic above but divine to wash and spin], i love the little curly ends on lambs wool.

i have been either spinning from the lock or handcarding the fleece into rolags and the n predrafting it out – it makes it very esy to spin evenly.

loving it ๐Ÿ™‚


On holidays

•January 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Grandad’s beanie

Knitted in the round using dk English Leicester yarn from Tasmania – lovely yarn.

Leetle baby hat knitted in the round using my own hand dyed organic fine merino top that I spindled into a light 8 ply yarn.

A batt that will be something warm and interesting

Lakeside spindling
Organic dyed superfine merino

A night of plying…

•December 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

All those singles are now matched. Itchy knitting fingers!!


•December 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a while since I have had the time to update here with pics.
We have almost completed the mammoth task of moving house and office, I say almost because we are still living out of boxes.
Which is all good ๐Ÿ™‚ the holiday rain whilst keeping us all indoors has meant searching through boxes of yarn and dyed pretties, I found bags of singles waiting to be plied and used.

machine knitting…

•November 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I have been creating fabrics on my beautiful Singer 200D…

This is a silk piece i trialled last week.

Off to the Village Life Market this weekend

•October 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

It’s been a long few weeks – I missed the last Village Life market due to my car breaking down – but I have been productive, there are some new hand-dyed yarns coming along to the market on Sunday, I have to admit I did pinch skein of squishy 12ply and made 2 pairs of nappy pants – it was hard to resist!

Also being prepared are some more hand-dyed fabrics, over-dyed 2nd hand clothing, & some kids and adult twirly skirts that are soaking up some dye right now.

’twill be fun ๐Ÿ™‚ I shall be there from 8 am til 12pm

it’s raining

•September 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

it’s raining – i am in the middle updating/convertingย  three webplaces and found this posted on facebook aka the great timesink

i love it – i am hardly a code extraordinaire but when i see onscreen blank space and akeyboard is plugged in, i like to type whats in my head ๐Ÿ™‚