Saturday, 26 March 2016
Heres some pencil rovings I had made from 3 North Country Cheviot fleeces from the conservation grazer sheep.I had most of the crossbred Cheviot/Leicester and Bluefaced Leicester fleeces spun into yarn but there wasn't the quantity in these fleeces for millspinning.The mill suggested pencil rovings,something I'd heard of but not used.I'm finding them really interesting and versatile! A little twist on the spindle wheel gives me a good single thread which I've used as a weft thread and felted.That makes a really dense fabric that I like very much,possibly for bags.I've also plied it and knitted it with nice results and will keep experimenting. £1.65p per 50grams including postage and free samples sent out if you let me know.
Sunday, 6 March 2016
More fab tote bags beautifully made by Jean using handwoven felted tweed from the fleeces of the conservation grazer sheep and lined with calico from Quarry Bank Mill woven on the old Lancashire looms.Decorative buttons are driftwood chunks from the shores of Morecambe Bay,coconut shell and some rescued from a charity shop.I'm definitely keeping one of these bags