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

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Celtic Cross

The inside layer of wool is white corriedale, andthe middle layer is the multi-colored BFL in Redwood Forest. I hope the colors all show through the white to make a lighter colored interior but still showing the lovely shades of blue, green and brown. The exterior is natural brown with a little blue and green carded in.

I made a length of felt out of the BFL to cut up for the design which I will felt in place. After it is felted the plan is to use the green yarn to add the detail to the Celtic cross. The template for the cross was an image from By the time the felted project is complete it may not resemble the original at all!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Good Read

After taking a dyeing class recently I started reading up on different pigments and dyes, and ended up reading an absolutely terrific book. Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay. It's a cross between a history of pigment & dyeing and an armchair adventure. The chapters are organized by color, and off the author goes around the world in search of the traditional source.