Saturday, 27 February 2010

Odds & ends...

My colleagues at work don't really understand the pull of creating things that I have.I love making things & have done so since a very small child when I would go through my mothers stash to find pretty fabrics & have the need to make something like I had seen her do.The trouble was that all I knew at 3 years of age was to make holes.Sometimes they would be in the middle of a piece of the best John LEWIS fabric!!My mother & my Nan obviously saw some potential & taught me how to knit & sew.My mum used to sew beautifully & could make fabulous coats & dresses.Nan was always making something & I treasure her needle case & button tin I inherited when she passed away the week before my husband & I married.
Anyway I digress.Back to my work mates who think I am barmy spending hours making things from nothing!!!Well there are lots of us out there & people just don't know what they are missing .
I have just turned this....well the coat...
Into this...

Thank you Babs & Truly for your coat.It will be returned to your mum in the form of something for her to wear at Crufts this year.

Poodle spins very well & has a bit of spring to it.I mixed all the different textures in the coat together & this has given me the result you can see above.So far I have produced 100g's.That is in approx 3 evenings of spinning.

2 comments:

peri said...

What's the staple like on the fibre? I've never fancied spinning dog hair but know of others who have - I'd be worried of smelling of wet dog if I got caught in the rain lol.

Seriously though, the yarn looks good.

I love creating out of what's lying around - and button boxes are a passion!

Lilibet said...

The staple length depends on the dog.The hair or combings from the main of the dog can be very long.Up to 10 inches in length.With these it was between 3& 6 inches.Very nice to spin with but completely different from sheep!!!They go Baa:)