More Natural Wools and Fibres

More Natural Wools and Fibres

I was looking through my flickr account recently for some photos to use on a flyer for the well being centre, and I came across some felt pieces I made with natural fibres and natural wool combinations. I haven’t done a post about ‘naturals’ for a while so I thought you might enjoy this old post from 2012:

Another couple of natural wool and natural fibre combinations I’ve used recently are Oatmeal Bluefaced Leicester with Ingeo top, and Humbug Jacob Tops with black and white Bamboo tops.

Humbug Jacob tops are a stripey blend of black and white Jacob wool tops. Just on its own it produces a nice result, but I thought I’d try using strips of black and white bamboo tops for effect. Both bamboos are really soft, white bamboo looks silky, but black bamboo is fluffy and more like fluffy cat fur. They felt quite differently too, the white keeps its silkiness and shines really nicely, and the black almost fades into the background, staying very matt.

Ingeo is made from corn, it is soft and shiny and smells faintly of caramel ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided to cover the whole piece with Ingeo as it has such a lovely sheen. This was another fibre which shone even in dim light. The effect after drying is gorgeous, Ingeo is such a nice silky fibre and went really well with the Oatmeal Bluefaced Leicester. I think this combination would make a lovely soft and shiny scarf.

*The previous post I’d made was also about natural wools and fibres, if you’re interested, you can find it here

8 thoughts on “More Natural Wools and Fibres

  1. It’s always a surprise to see that ‘naturals’ can be colourful in their own way! They have their own beauty.

    1. Thanks, Lyn ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yeah, and as much as like pieces with lots of variation, simple ones like these are really nice too.

  2. I love the kinky texture of these wools. Itโ€™s hard to see the sheen, but I know itโ€™s there. I had never heard of Humbug Jacob. Thanks for reposting.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn ๐Ÿ™‚
      ‘humbug’ usually means black and white striped. I don’t know the origin, but we have minty hard boiled sweets here called Humbugs which are (usually) black and white.

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