Last week I brought 500g of Botany Waste from World of Wool; it's a lucky dip bag full of odds 'n ends - each bag is different. The reason I brought it was simply to try and replicate the random batts I get when I card everything in my fibre compost bin. When I try and 'do it myself' just picking what I think are odd colours from my stash.. they just end up looking muddy.. or plain wrong.
|Freshly tumbled out of the bag :)|
There was even some baby camel fibre in there (that's what I think it was anyway)
.. gorgeously soft!
|Carding :) so relaxing..|
|4 batts.. I love the blue/brown combo.. really remind me of the Atlantic coast|
I couldnt help sorting just a little.. there was such a nice potential combination with the blues, greys, white and browns. So I have the 'Atlantic' batts, and the others are manly brown with shots of brightly coloured wool top and tussah silk with multicoloured firestar for sparkly.. Bonfire Night batts :)
I was just itching to get started on my next SLIDER hat.. so, even though it was past lunch time, I started..
|Second layer - white Finn wool for more body|
|Nearly there :) It was sever hours past sunset at this point!|
|After rinsing, spinning and blocking.. this is what I got up to next morning|
Big smiles from me :)
|Yesterday I added the decorative stitching.. |
tomorrow the band will go on
I spent today felting another Slider using the Bonfire batts - to follow soon :)