I made this a few weeks ago, isn’t it nice? It’s made from merino wool using the wet felting technique. I used instructions from ‘Wet Felting: How to Make 3D Felt Vessels Using Flat Resists’ from Rosiepink Textile Arts. I won (yes!) this ebook in a giveaway and I think it’s excellent. I had no trouble with the instructions at all, they are well written and it is filled with colourful photographs! This tutorial actually made two pots in one go, but I finished them off with a friend so I gave one to her :)
Thank you for looking!
I have a confession to make; since I started my Hexagon Blanket I have lost interest in it. I think I’m going to make a kind of hexagon mat instead. I have got four more hexagons to make and then I’ll sew them all together into a big hexagon :)
However, I have started another blanket. I know this sounds a bit ambitious seeing how my hexagon blanket turned out, but I think I might just persevere with this one. I’m calling this my Oddment Blanket because I am making it from all the little bits of yarn I have that are too big to throw away (I don’t throw away yarn much, especially if it’s nice yarn) but too small to make much out of.
So far I have made five squares – I have now finished the incomplete square in the photograph. It’s a basic granny square with four rounds. I only wanted short rounds because I’m working with small amounts of yarn and I wanted them to go all of the way round!
At the moment I’m using the yarn in the photograph but when I’ve used that up I’m going to leave this project until I have some more bit of yarn and then I’ll make some more granny squares, maybe that way I won’t get tired of it. I hadn’t made a granny square for ages and I forgot how addictive it is!
Also this week I have started knitting myself a pair of Junin gloves. This is how far I got before I realized I had read the pattern wrong and put the cabling in the wrong place had to undo it all, I’ll be more careful next time!
Thank you for looking :-)
I made this picture yesterday. I used white Merino tops for the background, dark grey Merino for the tree trunk and hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester fleece for the leaves/blossom that I bought yesterday at Focus on Felt studio in Hardraw.
Yesterday the drop spindle that I ordered arrived in the post!
I ordered a drop spindle kit from etsy and It came with 135g of fibre in red and grey.
It took me a while to work out how to spin with it but with some help from youtube I’ve managed to spin 25g of north ronaldsey fibre (pictured)!I’m going to spin the other 25g and then ply it to make yarn, i’ll post about it when i’ve done!
Today I am/have been re-furbishing the old computer chair in my room, that’s it in the background of the photo!