Category Archives: Wool

More distaff day

Last time I showed you what I did at distaff day.  http://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2014/06/03/distaff-day/ I thought I would show you some of the other classes that were going on.  Needle felting class  Sock knitting class  Weaving a little bag over a peace of … Continue reading

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New Felting Supplies

After finally finishing my inventory the other week, I made a list of all the colours and breeds of wool I was low on and ordered some new supplies from World of Wool. As usual, I added a few things … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of Supplies

We’ve talked a few times about how we store our felting and craft supplies, but how do you keep track of what you have so you know when you’re running low? Do you have a system? I don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Felting with friends: scarves, dying and more bags.

On our felting week end Maureen decided to do scarves. She wanted to try out some 50/50 merino silk that she had.  She laid out the wool quite thin and rubbed it into prefelt. Once it was prefelt  she spun the water out … Continue reading

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Jackson Pollock Piece Finally Finished.

I started my first quarter challenge back at the beginning of February. I made a piece of nuno felt using black wool prefelt and white silk to make a canvas. Finally the other day I decided to try out my … Continue reading

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Farm Supplies

This morning we went of to out farms supplier, Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers this is where you sell your wool clip. We had to pick up some milk replacer for our bottle lambs and the new radio frequency ear tags that … Continue reading

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Mega Wool Order

In November I decided I needed to order some more wool. No big surprise there! The bigger the order the more you save on shipping. I decided I would offer to order some wool for other members of my weavers … Continue reading

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Shrinkage

A little different angle on the fingerless mitts today. I thought I would how you the shrinkage I get on them. I am using a 23 micron merino for the body of the mitts. The bottom layer is the resist, … Continue reading

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Carding Some Wool

I dye most of my own wool. The problem is that I tend to felt my roving a bit when I am rinsing. That means I have to recard it. I had some not very pretty pink that I got bought cheap because … Continue reading

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In Between Yurting

This has been a really busy summer for me. The yurt has taken up a large amount of time, the store has been busy and I had color class homework to complete. So in between the yurt efforts, I have … Continue reading

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