I am in the mood to start my 2010 collection using 16 micron fleece. I hand spun on my Babe Spinning Wheel. 6 Bobbins. I love dyeing and this time I left a little white showing instead of trying to completely colour all sections. I used mostly only two main colours as previously I have used three or more. Due to the lovely warm weather I hung them on the line and now dry and ready for me to create with my Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles.
Orange Plait???? Yes I found this in a shop and just had to have as I had an idea of using it hanging from a knitted beanie and Finally I did it. I had to dye my hand spun yarn the right colour with a contrast mauve to purple. Very simple beanie with a garter turn up band.
At the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens this Kooraburrra had a lovely bite to eat from a visitor. The Botanic Gardens is a lovely place to visit and wander around the beautiful gardens. Thanks to many of the Volunteers to help to maintain it.
I have started on my Winter 2010 Collection starting with Earflap beanies a little different style to last year. I started with 16 micron merino which I have spun up then dyed shades of brown and dark red giving a striped effect. I did start with a undyed natural white which looks great on most people. I have finished a shades of royal blue and shades of purple pink. Ask for them at February 20th, 2010. Bellingen Market. I am hoping I do have a bigger selection but you have to be in early.
What amazing pieces of knitting crochet and needle felting went into the billy goat and cart of flowers and the spinning wheel. Yvonne is very talented with her beautiful knitted and crochet garments plus beading.
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If you wish to see these pieces they are on show at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens till the
I hope those corks keep those buzzing flies away. Thats what the "swaggy" of old times used to do with their hats working out doors. Tie corks around the brim. Today Cork is hard to get, even the wine bottles are using plastic. There use to be this huge Cork tree in Ballarat in their Botanic Gardens I am wondering if it still exists??.
I just finished felting his natural brown fleece hat with the corks swinging around it. I found some brown hessian in my stash which I have used for a band and a spider attached on the hood.
They are supposed to look like black faced sheep. Something novelty to place in our Spinners Group, Coffs Harbour 2010 Fibre Art Summer Exhibition. Held at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens Jan 19th - 26th. I have spun up white merino fleece and plied it back with white wool thread. I found a ball of natural dark brown Camel which I used for my experimental face. The other two I found some previous spun natural black alpaca. I am hoping to get a few extras knitted just in case I get a rush of people wanting to buy.
Middle aged enjoying life with friends and family.
Trying to fill my days creating fun yet sensible hand spun garments and felted accessories.
You can find me at Bellingen Market on the 3rd Sat/Month
showing off my Handmade
Handspun/dyed and Knitted Beanies, Scarves and Babies Booties.
Hand Felted Balls, Glasses Cases,Bags and Hats.
I hope you will like and buy a product that is totally made by me.
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My life is also busy looking after my Mum, Jilly the Foxy X Wippet and fourteen chooks .
I belong to the Coffs Harbour Spinners and Weavers Group and have a lovely time with a group of ladies who share my addictions.
I attend a knitters group where we share our knitting experiences.