With the kitchen set up in this studio my mind went to all the fun she could have dyeing. And then to make me love her home even more she has the perfect porch to sit and spin on, surrounded by woods
Barb also demonstrated wool combing. Another somewhat life threatening adventure. Anytime you are playing with a tool that has double rows of 4 inch sharp tines, you really need to pay attention. The part where you use a diz to pull the fiber into roving just goes to show once again that wool is magic.
My little demo was the white shawl I had just pulled off the loom. We dunked it in a bowl of hot water to watch it magically collapse width wise because of the Habu wool crepe yarn that I used in the weft. It will be fun to show this off when it is dried, at the next weavers meeting. I love the springy life it gives to what is usually a flat fabric.
|Nan showing some indigo dyeing she did in Japan|
|Barb's bamboo scarves|