Some works in progress

Sorry to say I forgot it was my turn to blog today. It has been a hectic week with our last Farmers’ Market on the 12th. We make twice as much on the last day. However, I did manage to get a little felting in earlier in the week.

I use the dryer to do much of the rolling. It is an old gas dryer that is not hooked up to gas. we can’t get gas where we live.  but it is great for doing the rolling and it just needs a regular plug and not one of the big ones that electric dryers have.

I started a hat. It looks a little odd at the moment. This is its 3rd time through. I cut out the resist and then rearranged the hat and stuck it back in to make sure the 2 sides wouldn’t stick as it’s not felted enough yet.

When I put the hat in the first time I laid out this red nuno ruffle scarf. That takes longer than the 15 min the hat is rolling but I hate doing nothing while it tumbles around so I start something new and when it’s ready to go in I pull the hat out turn and flip it and roll it back up and both go in.

While that was happening I laid out a white one. I added some curls to one end. I fiddled with the picture a little trying to get the white curs against my white table to show better.

When it was ready I took out the other 2, rearranged them and all 3 went back in.

All that was on Tuesday. Having forgotten it was my day to blog I just ran over to my studio and took some pictures for you. The hat is ready to move onto handwork and shaping. The red scarf will get one more go around and the white one will have 2 more turns in the dryer.

And lastly, Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers. I hope you had a great Turkey Day.

 

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10 Responses to Some works in progress

  1. annielynrosie says:

    Great idea to fill ‘waiting time’ with other felting and we like the look of the scarves in progress.

  2. ruthlane says:

    That’s a good system to get lots of felting done. I look forward to seeing the end products.

  3. Sounds like a great system for moving projects along. The scarves look nice, can’t wait to the finished hat.

  4. Frances says:

    Be sure to post the finished hat – I have some gauze sitting in red dye now for a hat I think. Yours will surely give me inspiration

  5. Antje says:

    Great use of time & making it creative too – I’d probably be off doing other necessary chores.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished results Ann

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