Monday, July 2, 2018

Is it really July already?!

 My new fiber medium!  I've taken up weaving on a rigid heddle loom and I love it!  I like it better than crocheting by a long ways.  I will still do some crocheting, but this is now my main thing. 
  I haven't done any needle felting for a long time, I think I've lost my enthusiasm for that almost entirely.  I still have a lot of cashmere that isn't good for spinning, so I will get back into felting pretty soon.

This table runner (not a very good picture) is made out of 3/2 mercerized cotton.  Trying different pick up stick patterns.  Very fun!

This is a linen washcloth I made.  I made three of them, slightly different patterns with each one.  I'm using this one and I love it!  Linen is a wonderful feeling fabric to use on one's face. 

 This one is the same color as the one above, but for some reason it doesn't show that in this picture.  I think I will be weaving some more of these and maybe making a gift set with a bar of my goat milk soap included.  Or maybe get really fancy and make a face towel, washcloth and bar of soap in a set.  What do you all think?
This is a table runner I made out of 5/2 perle cotton.  I used some lace techniques on this one. 

This is a table runner and 4 placemat set I made.  My table isn't big enough to spread it out properly.  The table runner is 41 inches long.  I need a rectangular table to set it up properly.  This is made out of cotton, too, although I'm not sure of the size.  More pick up stick techniques. 
I'm re-doing my website and changing the pages, etc, to better serve my new direction I'm heading in.  It's a work in progress right now.  I do have a newsletter sign up form on the home page if you'd like to sign up to receive twice monthly updates about happenings on the farm and new creations I'm making, with some behind the scenes photos.  I'll start sending that out the middle of this month.  There will probably be some special deals occasionally for my newsletter subscribers.

I hope you all are having a good start to your summer/winter.  Happy 4th to those in the USA!