Author Archives: zedster66

First Quarter Challenge

I thought I would try blending some tints and shades for the First Quarter Colour Challenge. And yes, I did have to look back to Ruth’s post, I wanted to say ‘lights and shades’ :) I chose pink Merino because … Continue reading

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Dutch and Russian Wool

I got some ‘Yellowish Dutch Wool‘ from wollknoll, 34 mic ‘not suitable for felting’, it said. It seemed to felt fine for me: I don’t know what breed it is, I’d guess Texel, maybe someone who’s bought it knows? Here’s … Continue reading

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More New Wool

I got some wool tops listed as ‘Arctic Fox’, no other info about what the wool breed might be, just that it is 25 micron. It feels really soft, a lot like Bluefaced Leicester, and it felted really nicely too: … Continue reading

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Fox Sheep Wool

I ordered a lot of ‘new to me’ wool from wollknoll recently. I still haven’t had chance to open all the bags and look at them, but I did get a chance to look at a few the other day … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Soy, Bamboo and Knitting

This is the back of a piece of felt I made from Lincoln wool tops: I love the way the characteristics of the different breeds reappear with felting, when they’re not very evident from the wool tops. And you get … Continue reading

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Ingeo

I haven’t had chance to get my felting stuff out for ages, so I’ve been working on my epic ‘Other fibres project’, which originally was going to be a simple e-book guide to embellishment fibres, but has turned into something … Continue reading

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Knitting

I haven’t had chance to do any felting at all recently. With working on the Wet Felting workshop and trying to work out all the details for outside tutors, not to mention having to move the entire contents of my … Continue reading

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