Friday, 8 October 2010

dye and felting day

First I dyed some carded gotland wool in 'paua' colours - shades of turquoise/teal/blue/green

I spilled some of the dye and so I used a silk scarf to wipe it

I bought last year some alpaca fleece quite cheap, they were already some years old and not treated at all. While looking through all my treasures I looked in this bag

and thought I might try it out today. I spun a bit just from the fleece

and then I decided to card some

The carding machine belongs to my daughter and I don't have much experience with it, but I was happy with the result

and so I made a quick decision, to felt a scarf

It felted really great and quickly and is now drying under the carport. I think I will add some pearls and do some embroidery once it is dry.

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