Today I started four more little bags. I didn't put tails on them again but this time on purpose. One of the ladies at the guild when I was explaining why I was looking at how to close them said she preferred them without the tails. So I thought some of each would be good. I got them started while I had some silk scarf blanks dyeing for a class I am teaching next week.
I went into sheep overdrive - four sheepy cards and a 16x12 mount and backboard. My soap stock was looking a little sparse so I made a few of those, they dried in no time outside in the heat we are having at the minute.
I made a journal cover a while ago that I wasn't happy with so I chopped it up and made a couple of cuffs for the first time. The only thing I am struggling with is the fastening. They are not a complete loop, they are flat with an elasticated loop and eventually, a button. I have pathetically small wrists so it is hard to gauge where to fasten it. I guess the solution is I should sew two buttons on, for different sized wrists?
Today I did my trip to World of Wool (mentioned in the wet felting board originally). They were a little more customer focussed than previously - greeted us & asked if we’d been before - so I asked about photos but they weren’t keen and suggested I took them off their website. Couldn’t see the point in that but here’s a couple of photos of my mum!
She kindly drove me over there and enjoyed helping with the skip diving.
Spent a lot of money and bought far more than I can easily get home on the train. Biggest bargain was from the white lap waste skip - large quantities of ultra-fine white merino 14.5 microns (I’m pretty sure though it’s obviously not labelled) for £1.80 per 100g - it’s normally £9.50. Not sure what I’ll do with it yet but it feels absolutely gorgeous. Soooo soft & fine.
Stacks of dyed merino and loads of natural whites and greys of different wool types. Happy felter.