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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Are the Days Still Getting Longer????
It feels like I am going non-stop these days. Where are the lazy, hazy days of summer? In between mist/rain I am dyeing fibres for projects and leaving them out to drip. I have received my labels and must start sewing them in garments. I am steadily building up a supply of hand-dyed wool yarns. I hope Santy is bring the good fibre people plenty of pretty wool in their stocking!
The chiffon piece on the left is for the bodice of a dress I am making myself for a wedding coming up soon. I have black wool jersey that I bought in Dublin and I want to nuno felt over the chiffon with some lovely hand-dyed Merino and silk. I dyed some Wensleydale to add in also. I think it will be a range of pinks/reds in many shades. Those tend to suit me and so I must do some lighter colours next time to balance the shades.
Tomorrow I want to start with some of the cotton gauze that I received and nuno felt a scarf with that to see how I like working with it. The weave is quite fine so I'd say it will make a lovely scarf if I lay my fibres out well. And I must start my journal cover challenge! I joined the Clasheen Crafty Swap again for summer, so I will felt fibres into the prefelt that I bought and then try my hand at resist dyeing. I am all experimentation these days! I might use some of the soy fibres I bought when I was in America.
Meanwhile, I am admiring the lovely fuscia/red/orange colours that I got today. I want to do some more gold and greens tomorrow, because I ran out of daylight today. Hopefully a dry day for more fun!