Thursday, 28 July 2011

weaving and spinning... autumn approaches
(yes, i know its still july and the summer hols)
 but hand spinning enough wool for jumpers, rugs and cushions
takes an age
so every opportunity i get
i am hand spinning lovely new freshly shorn
sheeps fleece...

(the woolly miles involved in the making of my products
is less than one mile) is a labour of love

it takes time to get a few skeins of wool
that are ready for knitting crochet or weaving
skeins hanging to dry
after first spinning plying washing then hanging
the wool is then ready to use

i have started weaving a rug on a lovely old upright loom
this loom took me and my wonderful spinning and weaving mentor Sylvia
5 hours to thread up ready for use

yes indeed...this is truly a slow process
but the most rewarding too
a unique fabulous rug will be made
all by hand
no machines used, no petrochemicals
just hand, foot and elbow grease
oh and heaps of love fun and a bit of patience

full of texture
the wool has been spun by me and the ladies at our spinning group
and will be raffled or auctioned
with all proceeds going to charity
(one which we are yet to decide)

any charity suggestions are very welcome


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