Playtime

Managed a little playtime today. Doesn’t it look lovely, so soft and inviting when the fibres are still dry.

Soft lilac with black and white. In the top one I’ve added yarns and dyed silk noil.
In the second photo I’ve added silk noil and sari silk fibres
In the third I’ve added black and white yarn.

I’m quite pleased with these, they’re just a little bit hairy but with nice texture.
Just need to find some beads now.

Commission fulfilled

I was recently requested to make a flower brooch on commission in one of my favourite fibres, natural grey merino.  It’s a lovely soft grey with natural mottling and it felts really well.

I thought whilst I was making one I might as well make two!

The shiny bit in the centre is throwsters silk waste, my favourite silk fibre. All I’ve got to do now is go and finish off everything else that’s waiting – sigh!

New shop stock

I’ve been busy making new stock for my shop and thought I’d show you a few of the things I’ve completed.

The notebooks are made using rejuvenated wool fibres. They’re not actually recycled as it’s not been used before but sometimes you get old bits of wool that have started to felt or perhaps not enough of a colour to do anything with. I take all these little bits and hand blend them together using carders to produce new colours. I’m not quite sure what it is about the notebooks but I get immense satisfaction from making them.