Friday, 2 July 2010
Landscapes Originals - Dyes From Australia
Just thought I would share some of the "treasures" I bought from Wingham Woolwork during their annual visit from Rotherham, South Yorkshire to Praa Sands in Cornwall, recently.
One thing I bought was a selection of wonderfully coloured merino fibres for feltmaking, this can also be used for spinning into wool. They also sell cashmere, soy, bamboo, camel and silk (to name but a few) fibres, as well as fleece made from recycled plastic bottles!
I also bought a starter pack of Landscape dyes from Australia which are used to dye wool and silk and it will come as no surprise to those of you who know me that I bought the Bright Primaries set! Having bought the dyes I also bought some undyed fleece and fibres to try them out on, I will let you see some of the results later.
One of the workshops I run is Feltmaking when I teach people how to make a flat piece of felt and then how to make a seamless felt bag but I have always wanted to have a go at making a pair of felt slippers and so I bought the polystyrene shoe moulds to have a go.
Wingham Wool Work may be in Rotherham but they do a very good mail order service and their website is well worth a look:
Wingham Wool Work Website