Hi in a previous blog I was telling you about making some dye from the outside skin of a walnut. Well I tried dying some Jacob's wool and I got this exciting black/brown colour.
I am very pleased with it.
I am really enjoying using the spinning wheel that I hired from the Guild of Spinner, Weavers and Dyers. Here is a short video clip of me in action.
I have been experimenting with mixing my wool and have found that my Lincoln Longwool is a devil and I have decided to put it to one side and use it in my needle felting.
My spun thread is lowly becoming more even.
Practice makes perfect.
I do not have a 'Niddy Noddy' yet so I am winding my wool up into balls.
I found my husband's Spear Weaving Loom that he had as a child in the back of the cupboard and thought I would have a play with it. I am very impressed with the result, considering how small the loom is. Being as I do not knit very well I am seriously thinking of getting myself a small Ashford loom.
As I sit writing this I can see fireworks lighting the sky with colour.
Quite a few were let off last night.
Our poor Jack Russell has been a bag of nerves.
I won't bore you with the details, but the Gunpowder Plot goes back to November 5th 1605 when there was a failed attempt by a group of Catholics led by Robert Catesby. Their intention was to blow up the House of Lords with King James I of England and IV of Scotland during the State opening of the Houses of Parliament in London. Guy Fawkes, who had 10 years military experience, was given charge of the explosives.
I have spent my day today sorting out my boxes of crafts in preparation of giving my Folksy site a Christmas lift.