From shorn to worn...

by David Swatton December. 07, 2015 1868 views

From washed fleece to completed garment in a large number of not very easy steps!

Carding the raw, washed fleece…

Rolags created from carding…

Spinning from the rolags…

Plying the spun yarn…

Plied yarn…

Creating hanks of yarn…

Hanked yarn…

Creating balls from the hanks…

Balls of yarn…

Knitting from the balls of yarn…

Finished scarf…

An idiot modelling it…

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Stormfish 5 years, 5 months ago

p.s. and see, how DD is spinning around even MORE of that story from your blog entry's core? :-)

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Stormfish 5 years, 5 months ago

:-)

despite your fishing for compliments, this is a lovely self portrait and really surprised me as the "pun line" of this photo essay. good to see you being kept warm by somebody who still knows about the arcane art of spinning wool!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 5 years, 5 months ago

What a fascinating process - thanks for sharing it with us.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 5 months ago

OH... question... as a old textile person myself... does she dye the wool also?

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 5 months ago

What an interesting series... but you skipped the part.... "in the beginning there was a sheep, and the sheep got cold in winter so he grew a lot of hair to keep himself warm... when summer came he was too hot so man gave him a haircut ... woman gather the hair to sell to her friends at the market.... THIS IS WHERE YOUR ENTRY STARTS.... SKIP TO END.... winter came again and MAN was cold... woman presented him with her gift because he could not grow enough hair to keep warm (although he tried). ;-) Jeez, that was a lot of imagination for 8AM!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 5 months ago

Great model..................................interesting from start to finish.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 5 months ago

An interesting post - suits you!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
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