Tag Archives: wool yarn

4th Quarter Challenge 2018

The theme of this year’s challenge has been Surface Design. So far, we’ve had Mixed Media, Nuno Felting, and Beneath the Surface. I was torn between a couple of ideas, but went with the one I had when the 4 … Continue reading

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Cords and Knitting

I haven’t had chance to do much felting lately, apart from making a few ‘spare’ cords for future use. I just used some colours I had out from when I’d made some felted soap: I did start on a couple … Continue reading

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More Crochet Adventures

I took up Lyn’s challenge to crochet a wool bowl then felt it.  I got as far as making a small bowl.  I haven’t had time to felt it yet, but will show you the results when I do.  It’s … Continue reading

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Wild and Crazy Yarns Woven then Felted

I still had a bagful of yarns left over from my Wild Table Runner so I decided to do a little weaving with some odds and ends. It was a mixture of synthetic, wool and wool blends. I used a … Continue reading

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More Natural Dyeing with Cochineal

This is the last of my summer experiments with natural dyeing.  Cochineal are those little scale insects that are picked off of cacti. I’ve seen some really nice results using cochineal such as Nada’s experience she posted on the forum … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing with Cutch, Rhubarb and Indigo

This summer I’ve been playing with a lot of natural dyes with the help of Cathy (Luvswool).  This is the third in my series of natural dyeing experiments. As with the other dyeing sessions all the silk and wool rovings … Continue reading

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Playing with Natural Dyes Part 2

I’ve been trying out different natural dyes using similar materials.  This time I tried alkanet roots and logwood with and without iron. Here are the alkanet roots before preparation which took two days to get ready to use. The logwood … Continue reading

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