Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Handspun Project

It was a lovely Spring Day so I decided to light my little chimenea in the garden and do some carding of my Hampshire Down Fleece outside in the sunshine.
I am taking part in an exhibition in May and I plan to display some hand knitting and hand weaving, but time is running away with me and I need to have the designs in by the end of March!
I'm hoping to have enough handspun yarn to knit a cushion. The fleece I'm working with is quite small, so I'll see how it goes.

The fleece has been lightly washed.
I use my hand carders to prepare the fibres into Rolags.

Later on after an enjoyable day in the fresh air. I came inside to

Spin and Ply the fleece on my Spinning Wheel

Here are the first Skeins.
These have been washed and are now ready to ball up and knit.
I really enjoy knitting with my own handspun wool.
I will update you at the end of the month on this Handspun Project and show you the finished piece of work.

Right I'm off to get the knitting needles cast on!

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