All Things Going On At Once
Amidst the bustle of lambing we are preparing for a stock dog clinic and small trial taking place this upcoming week. So it’s a little busy around here. I still make time for peaceful morning walks though, ...
Since the last post about my desire to do needle felting again, a couple of exciting things have happened.
The natural dyes I ordered arrived.
The neighbours bought four Icelandic sheep, were looking for information for shearing them and phoned us. I immediately put in a request for the fleeces and was able to get all four. There is natural black, silver and moorit (brown). I know it’s finer wool and won’t felt as quickly as some other types but it’s going to be fun to explore and find uses for this lovely fibre.
And look at this:
It’s an old hand operated drum carder, plus a set of hand carders. A lady in town has been hanging onto these for me for a looong time. Funny thing is, when she told me she had this I understood that it was hand carders only. I was flabbergasted when I finally touched base with her to pick them up and it turned out to be a drum carder. What an amazing find, waiting for me all this time. I’m so excited about getting started with turning some of my own fleeces into artwork.
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