Thursday, 23 August 2007

Autumn is coming.....

Autumn is coming and it is time to start thinking about wool, do you spin, hand spinning is easy. Collect some fleece or buy some from Wingham Wools it's very cheap you can then dye the fleece by using simple plants like blackberrys or elderberrys, then you can felt it, or spin it and knit, and crochet. I buy old pure wool jackets from the jumble sales, cut them up, put them on a boil wash in a net bag, they shrink, you dye them, then make bags, cushions, wraps. What about crochet work. buy pet blankets make sure they are wool then dye those, they look much better. Look at the hedgerows, look at the colours, use nature as your colour pallette, you cannot go wrong........

12 comments:

Stella said...

So inspiring, love your blog:)

Gigibird said...

I do that, 'fell' old jumpers etc. I have yet to experiment with dye but I have bought some dylon.

I've also got some wool roving but not plain undyed wool....I shall investigate your link - thanks:)

Twinkle Pink said...

What a great collage of eye candy.

I love felting old jumpers. But I do have a problem dyeing wools, they never turn out right, so if I am working from scratch with a project I usually work with ready dyed merino wool. I love dyeing fabrics though, velvet especially!

Nearly finished the cupcakes!

best wishes Ginny

Anita said...

Yes, that's a wonderful collage indeed! I am looking forward to autumn, too because I will finally have more time for crafting & sewing. In summer, my garden keeps me busy.. ;-))

Thank you SOOOO MUCH for your very nice & interesting comment on my roses! I googles for Kiftsgate and F. Latour and I but both names on my list! Thanks a lot for these recommandations, I really appreciate your advice!

Best wishes from Germany, Anita

primdollie said...

Oh I so love wool and have been knitting and spinning (now for only 3 months!) but knitting for a bit more than a year and LOVE to felt need to learn to do wet felting and more needle felting!! lovely blog and beautiful work on your other blog!! I love it here and will be back!! thanks so much happy I found you!!! Hugs Linda

Sea Angels said...

Hi, what super comments (happy smile) xx just shows how much we all love Autumn, wool and cuddly stuff, not to mention the smell of logfires, woodsmoke,frosty mornings,looking for conkers,toffee apples,apple and blackberry pie, pumpkins.. Autumn's coming.......

English Vintage said...

Hello, just found you via one of my fave's! gigibird, i think i am going to enjoy your blog very much, i get the feeling you know fabric real fabric, i look forward to your future posts, Stephne

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hi there,

I too found you via Gigibird, and must say I love your blog. The things you make are gorgeous. Will defintely be addin you to my BlogRoll!!

Woo.
xx

Tracy said...

such a wonderful blog.
i have just sat with a cup of tea with the sea outside my window, and read all the way back to your first post x
it is always a treat to find a new blog that you cannot wait to visit again.
love your house by the way!
tracy x

Anonymous said...

GiGi bird has directed me to your blog...it's so nice, yummy things. I will visit often.
The Gigibird's neighbour.

Peg said...

Très joli outes ces photos

Jane said...

I love felling old wooly things too - often it is a great excuse for having washed something too hot by mistake, but lots of times it is deliberate :)
J
x