Category Archives: Silk

Finished the Hat

I got my ha finished…Yay…  So naturally, it is raining. Oh well, I know the cold will come. Rub, rub, roll, roll. You know the drill. once it shrank enough I popped it onto a hat form to see how … Continue reading

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The cowl is finished

I did finally get the cowl finished. It turned out just as I had hoped.  I took it up to a flax processing day to show everyone and Jan took some nice pictures of it for me I think they … Continue reading

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Decorating the cowl

As you recall I was dying some silk lap for my cowl. They turned out well. Silk always looks so raggy after dying. I think it’s the squeezing out of the excess water. They look a little better dry after … Continue reading

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Next Steps for My Cowl

With a few weeks until the Christmas markets, I finally got back to my cowl. This is as far as I had gotten before I had to put it aside. It took me forever to get the silk wrapped around … Continue reading

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A Spring Shawl

This is a throwback post. We had a very busy first day at the farmers market. The busiest day we have ever had. We had what we thought was a 3-week supply of Pasties and sold all but 2 of … Continue reading

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1st quarter jewellery challenge

This is the last of my contributions to this quarter’s challenge. I am looking forward to finding out what the next quarter’s challenge is. Last time I showed you my circles of silk and wool to be made into flowers. … Continue reading

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Spinning

I haven’t managed any felting this last little while but I have been doing some spinning. I spin on my drop spindle, making small balls I use to decorate my felt. I did have a wheel at one point in … Continue reading

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Degumming Silk Throwsters Waste

Today we have a throwback post. It was originally posted by Zed in 2011. Jan is ill and can’t make a post and I thought this would be interesting to everyone. A few years ago I was given some gorgeous … Continue reading

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Silk Threads Road Map

I’ve been taking the same two pieces of silk to the well being centre for months with the intention of using them. Last week, I took them out and started tidying them up by pulling off the loose threads. Once … Continue reading

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Felted Flower Class

Wednesday I taught an evening class in flowers at the Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild. It is a bit rushed for beginners to get both flowers finished but everyone got it done and we all had a good time. … Continue reading

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