Custom Felts

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

More small steps

I have a busy bee over these last few weeks and made quite a few small steps to hopefully being where I would like to be in time.
I am still waiting to hear from the Lancashire Federation Womens Institute to see if I have been successful with my audition. But keeping my fingers crossed....
To stop myself thinking about it, I have been.

I have been making kits to hopefully sell.
Making tutorials for my workshops.
Carding more wool.
Making items for a craft fayre I am doing this weekend. 
As well as my normal job!

Monday, 13 June 2016

A spot of recycling

I had some  fleece left that had far too many bits and some that had bright blue tips in to do anything with. So today I used them to line my hanging baskets! 
Will it work? Time will tell. I will let you know...

I alway set to washing a Jacob fleece today for a friend of mine.

Lovely colours! What a busy day!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Not the red and green I had hoped for....

Mmmmm this dyeing business isn't as easy as I thought it would be.
 Well with food colouring it isn't.
Off I went to Asda and came out with 5 colours and some white vinegar ( because you tube said so). Got home wool and colours at the ready.
I decided just to start with red and green, how lovely and bright they looked in the bowls, on my white sink in my white kitchen. I was a bit scared....
I followed the you tube video (do they still call them videos)  to the letter! 
But something went wrong. What? I don't know?

Not very red or green. But on the bright side I have a lovely candy floss looking pink, in places anyway and a white with a touch of sunshine as the paint tin would say..... 

Going to try 'proper' dyes next.