The only time I clean the bathroom…

February 4, 2016 § 2 Comments

…Is when I wash fleece.

I have bag loads of raw fleece in the shed. I haven’t really been washing much because its cold and rainy and I have nowhere to dry the stuff. But recently I have been throwing caution to the wind, because for the projects I want to work on, I just need more wool! And I want to use wool I have processed myself because I think that is better.

Today I washed some blue texel. Its a beauty of a fleece, so many different colours – shades of grey and brown. I washed it in the bath and bathroom sink, and made a horrible smelly mess which forced me to clean the bathroom (it needed it before I washed the fleece).

It felt like I was making blue texel soup!


The fleece is now drying in our spare room. Hopefully the cats won’t eat it. They were far too interested!

When its dry I shall card it and make something, I don’t know what yet, but I’m sure it will be something unexpected.


Like this fellow, guarding a box of cleaned and carded black shetland in my studio!


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§ 2 Responses to The only time I clean the bathroom…

  • Karen Lane says:

    Wow….he is a mean looking beast, did you create him? I would love to know how to go about it!

    • Natnat says:

      Sure did! I make them by wet felting around a resist, then I leave them to dry in the shape I want, and then needle felt detail on top. Quite a long process, but it’s very satisfying to do šŸ™‚

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