Thursday, July 31, 2008


Some time ago, Twisted experimented with carding fibres such as linen and cotton together with wool. I really liked her yarn and had to try myself. I used grey and rust red merino wool, cotton, linen, hemp and some coppery angelina (glittery stuff) and carded all these wonderful fibres together. I then spun them together with a copper thread, which was quite stiff and didn't work as well as I would have hoped. It twisted around the yarn, but occasionally made big loops which still stick out. I wanted to make something from it to see how the loops would do (I suspected they would just vanish in the finished object and that's what they did).

I have been wanting to experiment with weaving for almost two years and a few days ago I bought a book ("Weaving without a loom") and today was the day :-) I used the new yarn and started weaving on cardboard and I really like how it's turning out :-)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Done Digging

It's finally over - I'm done digging and hopefully I will be able to spin quite a lot in the near future :-) I've spun a few yarns over the last weeks and I really need to take photos. There will be time for that on sunday, so I can start listing them on etsy after that.
I'm really glad I won't have to get up at a quarter to six in the morning any more! But somehow it's also a little sad that it's over, especially since the others will carry on digging without me and I will miss some of them.


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