She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. -Proverbs 31:13

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pick and Choose

A friend down the road raises goats and keeps two llamas to keep the coyotes away. He sheared his llamas last week and gave me the fleeces to use for felting. I started picking out the vegetative matter and feces, which took forever. Then I pulled out the guard hairs and washed what was left. I'm not sure the juice is worth the squeeze!

Monday, July 12, 2010

When I lay out roving for a project I usually wait at least a day before felting the wool. Sometimes what looked good yesterday doesn't do a thing for me today. In this case, Coco Chanel's timeless advice made me remove the daisies.