Felt bird houses are coming along and a fun demo.

Slowly the bird houses are coming along. They are now decorated, wet down.

birdhouse 1 birdhouse 2 birdhouse 3 birdhouse 4 birdhouse 5 birdhouse 6

They have been rubbed and rolled and stuffed into the tops of pantyhose. They are ready to full. With some luck that will be tomorrows job.

Two days this week I was at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. I was demonstrating spinning with a few friends. I took some mixed batts I made buy collecting my odd bits together and running them through the carder. They have lots of colour and neps.

spinning batts

On day one I spun up 2 very bulky singles and one medium weight single in pinks.

wheel spun spools

Today I plied the 2 bulkies together. My wheel is not designed for such bulky yarn but with perseverance  and a few choice words under my breath I got it plied.

bulky being plied bulky plied

After that I was tired of pink so I switched to my drop spindle and the blue green batt.

sinndle spun blue spoindle spinning

I am afraid I don’t have anymore pictures that turned out. We were right in front of a big picture window that was a very nice spot but not good for taking pictures as you can see from the picture of me spinning.

I think I’ve done really well with working and playing with fiber this week. I hope I can keep it up.



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12 Responses to Felt bird houses are coming along and a fun demo.

  1. ruthlane says:

    Those bird house look really fun Ann! And such a lot of spinning your were doing. Your yarns look great and the choice words must have helped! 🙂

  2. Lyn says:

    I love the yarns! And I’m looking forward to seeing the finished bird houses.

  3. koffipot says:

    The houses are looking splendid Ann, and the yarn looks great too.

  4. zedster66 says:

    The bird houses are looking really good, Ann. I love the batts and the yarns. I wouldn’t mind something to help me ply instead of just letting go and hoping it twists together alright 🙂

    • Thanks Zed, if you make a center pull ball you can ply from both ends. Just spin them together in the other direction. If you can put the spindle far away form the ball winder it helps to even out the twist over the length of the yarn It is easiest to ply form 2 balls. It goes much faster than spinning.

  5. Karen says:

    The bird houses look gorgeous Ann, I really love the colors of the yarn to, you have to done well with the amount of work you’ve done this week 🙂

  6. Your colors are really wonderful. The birdhouses are so unique and I love the yarns.

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