The Wisdom of Wool

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15.06.2014

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This is a first attempt to weave long locks of wool using copper wire as the warp,i have a vague idea that if i integrate copper wire within the fabric in this way i will be able to form it into a crib like shape???

15.06.2014

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14.06.2014

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In an attempt to create a wild look i wove these plants on the peg loom,all woven into copper wire.
This is purely an experiment to see how the plants will look when pressed in my large flower press,
These woven materials are all potential elements to creating the garments.

13.06.2014

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This is an attempt to get a wilder look using raw uncarded fleece woven ontop nettle warp.
Not v successful

12.06.2014

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Here is the first piece of weaving using the new peg loom.
Here i have used carded wool, its not the look or feel i want so i will try it with raw fleece.

12.06.2014

The new peg loom

The Wisdom of Wool - The new peg loom

This is a 90 cm peg loom,I have chosen to string it up with nettle fibre to use as the warp,The weft is the wool fleece being woven through it.
I want to use nettle fibre as i feel it is keeping the integrity in the materials.

11.06.2014

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The next stage in fabric making is to create some woven material using a peg loom,this is the most basic type of loom.
Andrew the very clever weaver and spinner drew me this diagram on how to thread a peg loom,ready for weaving.

10.06.2014

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My collection of materials all created from the raw sheep fleece,

09.06.2014

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2 hours work on a Navaho spindle.
Mmmmmmmmmm.

09.06.2014

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This is the start of something big!

08.06.2014

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Louise trying out a spinning wheel,this proved really tricky ,it must take a long time to perfect this art.
Looks as though she has given up already!!

07.06.2014

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Andrew from the spinners and weavers guild giving Louise and i a workshop on spinning with raw fleece.
Here he is wrapping the wool around the spindle in order to start spinning.

07.06.2014

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trying to get to grips with spinning wool on a Navaho spindle.
there is definately a knack to it!

07.06.2014

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Andrew from the spinners and weavers guild, demonstrating how to prepare the wool for the spindle.

07.06.2014

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i am going to leave the feltmaking for a while until i acquire some decent feltmaking fleece,shetland is the new favourite.
I will get on with something else, this is me trying to get to grips with handspinning on a navaho spindle,this wool will be used for weaving to integrate into the work.