Spinspiration. So what has February seen me doing on the woolly front? I have been taking advantage of the warmer weather and getting some of the Portland fleece washed. A first for me, washing a fleece, and not as bad as I thought it was going to be! I am hoping that some of the bits come out when it is carded, at least that is how it worked with the alpaca.
For this wool I have already washed, I have great plans! I need some green wool for the rings that we are producing at the guild. So in the spirit of learning new skills, I thought I would have a go at dyeing the wool I have. So I pop along to the Guild and ask what would be the best way to get a green colour, and I get pointed in the direction of Teresinha who is a fountain of knowledge, and just happens to sell natural dyes. She was wearing a green jumper she had dyed using weld and woad, which was the perfect colour that I was after. Next day saw me on her website ordering the necessary ingredients.
As far as the rings are going I have done something on each of them. The background for the seascape, for my 2-d one...
I am looking forward to getting a bit more time to work on them, as I hope they will turn out as good as they are in my head!!
Looking forward to seeing other things people have been getting up to with wool this month.