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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Felting, Dyeing, Sewing, Pricing, Listing and Blogging

This started out as an experiment nuno felting some tightly woven silk, but the weave was so tight the wool fibers would not migrate through. I peeled off the silk and had a basic natural white purse. That simply would not do, so after looking at it hanging on a skirt hangar for ages I got out the dyes.

I've been resisting doing a lot of dyeing. If a purse takes a couple of hours to lay out, a couple of hours to felt, and an hour or two to finish, adding dyeing to the process makes for a mighty expensive item in terms of man-hours. Or woman-hours.

But maybe that resistance was ill founded? I really like this purse. I like it better than the dark red one I am carrying now. In fact, I am tempted to make another one in another color with the same two interior pockets and a dark bottom with a bright top.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fingerless Gloves

Lately I've been making fingerless gloves for texting. They are all merino wool with silk carrier rods, bamboo fiber and upcycled beads.

Of course the weather has been unseasonably warm. Who needs gloves when it's 70 degrees?