Friday, September 22, 2017

Purple Rug

 
The purple rug is off the loom and finished.  I washed the rug and thanks to the breeze this week drying has not been a problem.

 
I spun fleece from my English Leicester sheep and dyed it in a purple and a mix of blue and purple.  I also dyed some grey fleece which I spun. I have also used dyed fleece for texture.
The rug was woven on my Stanley Dann 4 shaft floor loom.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rainy Day

 
Another rainy day.
I had planned on spending time in the garden but that won't happen today.
 
 
 
I have been listing yarns on Etsy.  I still have a few more to list this week.
This is an English Leicester multi colour mini 25 metre hank.

 
The sheep still arrive at the gate at the same time every morning.
They do enjoy a breakfast of Lucerne hay.
 
 
I have been dyeing 8 ply merino yarns.  More to do today.

 
And finally I have spun some black merino chunky.  Will wind off into 50 and 25 metre hanks.
 
Always lots to do in the day.  I'm now going to weave.  Have nearly finished a rug.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mini Hanks

 
For years I have hand spun my chunky merino yarn and measured in 50 metre hanks.
Recently I was asked for smaller lengths of yarn to use as highlights/contrasts.

So now I am listing on Etsy 25 metre hanks. As well as merino I am spinning some minis in English Leicester as well.  These have been more popular than I expected.  Soon I'll have some available at the Arts Centre Market.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Spinning and Dyeing

 
Merino Chunky yarn I have spun and dyed.  The weather is still cold and I am happy to be spinning most days.
Some yarn is for the Arts Centre Market in Melbourne and today I am listing yarns on my Etsy shop.  At the end of last week I had dyed merino chunky I had wound into 25 metre mini hanks.  The yarn dried over the weekend and now I'm photographing and listing.



English Leicester Chunky
 

 
More Merino chunky yarn.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Baking Bread

 
When I have the time I like to bake our bread.  This loaf was delicious.  I used mostly spelt flour.
 

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