Thursday, October 29, 2015

I'm making!

I'm making things, how about you?
Since we last talked we've refurbished and rejigged the studio

The during

The after

 This area's still a little untamed!
I need wildlife to work.

It just all seems lighter airier and all about one thing, a focus on wool!
I moved my clothier stuff up to the spare room. The first time I've sewn upstairs for 25 years. Out of the dungeon, I'm free at last!

I finished a big rug hooking project I've mulled up down sideways and in and out for two years.
It's a tarot card.

I've dyed two articles for Rug Hooking

Taught an online landscape class on The Welcome Mat about getting depth in your scenes and my students  made incredible projects, I was so happy and proud of their individuality shining through.
Here is a kit I sent to one of my students.

 Here is our diorama to help break down the components to create good depth.

I've been teaching our yearly free class on The Mat, The Spirit Hare too.

This cute pattern was designed for The Mat by Caryn Devlin of The Wool Garden

I also spun 1850 yds of wool for Spinzilla, I am on the Koigu Team!
I used some Koigu roving and Koigu yarn ends from the factory to spin into yarn.
Top right yarn ends, middle skein yarn ends and bottom row third from the left is my Koigu Roving.
The rest were spun from my own Wild Wanda Big Batts.

Here is my latest Dyeing to Know Column on The Welcome Mat where I'm focusing on French colours.
I've completed the French Farmhouse and the Parisian Apt. Next month we will be looking at 
Le Cafe for colours to dye from using Majic Carpet Dyes.

I'm looking forward to November when I can hunker down and have a November /December Romance with some of my unfinished projects and start the new hooking year fresh!

Until next time,