Painting My Wool

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  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….


About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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