Painting a wool batt

Mixing colours and making wool batts is creative and can be fun. You need to master the carding skills and then you can use colours and your imagination to come up with original and interesting wool batts. painting them adds hints of colour which creates a richness and colour depth. it is also a good way to use up odd bits of carded fleece which would otherwise go to waste. Hints of colour are what make colourways interesting!

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Repairing a hole in your knitting

 

It happens to everyone. That beautifully knitted scarf or jumper gets a hole. Worse…the moths get at your knitted treasures. You can deter them with bars of soap, bay leaves or eucalyptus oil. If you do have a moth eaten garment you can choose to throw it out or renovate it creatively with visible darning, buttons, bits of fabric or lace. You decide. It’s your creative renovation. Be bold !

The video shows you have to repair a hole in your knitting. There are other videos on YouTube which might help you to. Patience and perseverance help and repair the damage in a thoughtful, unhurried way. The mend often isn’t very noticeable and so you can feel confident your woollen garment is not lost forever.

There is also some good help on Treehugger to help you repair your knitted garment.

Dyeing roving

People are often very insecure about dyeing fleece and roving. It is easier than you think but all that thinking can make you fearful to the point of inaction.¬† Once you have the process under control, you can experiment all you like. If you don’t especially like the colour it can be heavily disguised and carded into an art batt! The video shows you how to use chemical dyes.

Make art yarn

There’s been considerable interest in the magical art yarn post we put up the other day. People are excited about colour and colour blending. Great way to start the year. We love making our own art yarn. We like sharing ideas about colourways and how to spin something which looks both original and attractive. Colour and texture are always important. Art yarns can use up your bits and pieces of dyed or leftover fibre. You just need the ideas. The UrbanGypZ video does just that for you. Shows you a way of getting an interesting yarn together.