Friday * March 27th 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Green Silk

Green Silk

May the luck of the Irish be with you today!

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Felted Purse

I took a workshop with Carin Engen today on making felted purse. What fun! We worked the felt around a template cut from a blue tarp.

Layer 1

1st layer in eggplant

At this point, it looks a bit like Sasquatch pelt.

2nd Layer

2nd layer in progress

Then we cut out the handle and then the inside cut section becomes the flap. The other flap is folded inside and will be a pocket.

finished purse

Finished purse!

The pink design is supposed to be a jelly fish. You may have to squint and use a lot of imagination.

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More Yarn

MerinoSkeins

I finally got around to winding these off of the bobbins. I don’t remember where I purchased the fiber. I think it is Crown Mountain Fibers. I’ve lost the tag so I don’t know what the color way is either.

Specs:

  • superwash merino
  • spun & plied on Watson Marie
  • chain plied
  • 250 grams
  • 2 skeins, 884 yards
  • 1,604 ypp

Maybe another vest?

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More Silk

BronzeSilk

Specs:

  • Half Bombyx Silk Brick from Northeast Fiber Arts Center
  • Spindle spun; plied on Matchless with 21:1 flyer
  • 2-ply
  • 55 grams
  • 652 yards
  • 5,361 ypp

Not quite the yardage of the other half brick.

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