Monday, 29 June 2009
Hurray! The country spinner is ours - thanks to the Glasgow City Council funds!
Check on http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/woolcraft.atgalgael/OurNewCountrySpinner# the story of its arrival and assembly and welcoming.
With this sturdy wheel - which we got recommended by Heather, as she lent hers to us last May
- there is hope at last that we can use up the fleeces in the loft which we just have been sorting (see below), by spinning that junky yarn for hardwearing gear, from hats to rugs!
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
So much has happened this merry month of May! Where to start? Plus: it is June by now.... and all that talk about getting a new blog had held us back from updating this one here. Sorry folks!
Best go to http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/woolcraft.atgalgael/AprilMay2009# and http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/woolcraft.atgalgael/JuneJuly2009# if you want to see it all in a fellswoop...
......and, being a natural: here is the result of her first hour :-)
it is a most amazing amount of heavy wool that comes off one of these rare breeds!
Verene has finished knitting her bag - and now it is time for these final finishing touches!
She also finished the warp on the small school weaving-frame - and has made quite some progress in exploring colour and yarn combinations, including her own drop spindle spun white longwool. This could become now a mobile phone bag?
Ursula,Lynsey and Anneruth had a shopping trip to Fife (yes, to Twist Fibre craft) to spent some of the grant money for more resources and to sit in the Pillars of Hercules to finalise the woolcraft flyer:
Gabi had a shot at last at wetfelting and was breathless at how much muscle power it was needed to firm up her spring-into-summer piece!
Whilst Lynsey has now just to stitch up her canvas bag with her needlefelted design: the goddess motive found by Louis.