Tag Archives: flax

Flax Study Group 2020 –Seed removal PART 2

When we last left off, we had just started rolling the seed heads Cole had removed with his bladed implement and the rakes when Henry returned from his quest. He had gone off to seek grated screens  so we could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Flax Study Group 2020 –Seed removal Part 1 (from the stocks)

This is the part I missed last year, so was particularly interested in photographing and participating this year. When we last left off we had had a very hot dry summer, the flax had matured more quickly than anticipated and … Continue reading

Posted in fibre, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Flax Harvest 2020

This summer, has been vary different from what I had expected at the beginning of 2020. With covid19’s arrival, we have not been out much, so even weeding the flax patches a month ago seemed wildly exciting, well more so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 9 Comments

2020 Flax project year 2 (Coronas Virus version)

Last fall we harvested and processed the flax grown over the summer. As part of the process, we removed the seeds from the stocks. We got quite a bit of seed. Some of which will be used to make flax-dressing … Continue reading

Posted in Other Fibers, Uncategorized | Tagged | 10 Comments

Flax Study Group Part 3

Flax Study Group Part 3 (sorry this is a Long Post if you make it through to the end there are videos! make sure to check out the one on flax dressing its really horrible looking stuff but works exceedingly … Continue reading

Posted in Fiber Preparation, Other Fibers, Spinning, Uncategorized | Tagged | 15 Comments

Flax Study Group Part 1

Flax Study Group Part 1 (Sorry. I got to the first part of the harvest and realized this could grow into a book! So i will tell you about the violence and weapons like swords, brakes, hackles and skutching later.) … Continue reading

Posted in fibre, Other Fibers, Spinning, Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

Workshop with Vilte Kazlauskaite in Slovenia

Our guest artist/author today is Nada Vukadinovic also know as Halay on the Felting and Fiber Forum.  She has generously offered to share her workshop experience learning a Fiber Inlay Technique. A few weeks ago I attended a workshop in … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Writer, Wet Felting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Fibre Giveaway

Today it’s my turn for a giveaway, I’m doing fibres too, and very predictably it’s naturals! There are 4 different breeds of natural wool tops totalling aproximately 300g. There’s roughly 100g of Texel and 50g of Devon: And roughly 100g … Continue reading

Posted in Giveaways | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 88 Comments

Karakul

I was hoping to get some time for felting yesterday, but I had vertigo and felt rotten so I’m posting some pieces I made a few weeks ago. I got two different Karakul batts from wollknoll, one is just Karakul … Continue reading

Posted in Other Fibers, Wet Felting | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Ingeo, Corriedale and Texture

I’m doing a craft fair next Sunday, 6th July at Victoria Baths, in Manchester, so I haven’t had chance to do any felting this week yet, so these two pieces are from a couple of weeks ago. This first one … Continue reading

Posted in natural wools, Other Fibers, Wet Felting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments