Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spinning, Felting, & Weaving

For the past few weeks I have been working on a special project. It includes all of my favorite fiber hobbies into one. I bought a beautiful gray Lincoln wool fleece a few months ago and knew I had to do something special with part of it. I lock spun it with some of my hand dyed purple fibers. I then felted a pile of flowers using the same purple fibers I included in the yarn. Once I finished the flowers I spun a single with the leftover purple batt. Using a tapestry needle I strung the flowers onto my purple single and I plyed it to my original lock spun yarn, sliding the felted flowers up onto the plyed yarn. Now I am on the final step of weaving it on my tri-loom. I'm about 1/3 of the way done, but I love the results so far!