I jumped off into the world of painted wool a few days ago…hooked…instantly. I used Kool Aid for the dye and had saved several of my hair color bottles… made perfect little bottles of color. This time I used the microwave… I’ve never done that before and found that it worked just fine. There are 5 3/4 oz. of this, but done in 1 1/2 to 2 oz. batches. I am always trying to cut corners and am finding that it is not always a good thing..lol Now I am anxious to get the white off my wheel so I can spin it..
DH is in the process of building me a tri-loom… boy I just can’t wait on this one! The handpainted yarn will be used for the first shawl.
Speaking of… This is a small coin purse that I put together from that first small piece of weaving I did on the small lap loom that my sweet DH made for me… I bought the clasp a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby and it didn’t come with a purse pattern… I had to come up with something that would fit my tiny piece of fabric.
I have to say that this is one of the most satisfying pieces I have ever done. When I cut into that fabric (and it didn’t fall apart into a thousand threads.. it was a real piece of clothe) and realized that it was a piece that I had spun, woven, made the pattern, hand sewn… it was pretty unforgettable. I can understand how proud and personally confident the women of yesteryear were… they could provide for their family with their skills… wow….