Thursday, April 16, 2009
Dredlocks and Half Moon Natchwoolie
Cool new purse for me was handspun, crocheted and then felted. It has half round bamboo handles. The oatmeal colored fiber is a blend of wool and mohair that I got in a swap from katessheep on Ravelry.
The silver stripe is some llama roving that I got in another swap from Roving1 on Ravelry. Lovely stuff! You can't see it here, but it has a shine that won't quit!
The locks are dyed Teeswater locks that I bought from katessheep. They are absolutely the most gorgeous thing I've seen in awhile! When he saw the finished purse, hubby remarked, "Look! You made a bag with dredlocks!" Funny man.
This is the beginning of my half moon shawl featuring some merino/silk that I bought from Natchwoolie (the pink and grey blend) and some grey merino/alpaca from Ashland Bay. The Natchwoolie fiber arrived undyed and in cloud form. I dyed it three different colors and then my son carded it with some angelina into the gorgeous batts I posted about not long ago. I spun it bulky and it is really beautiful! Such a soft blend of the colors and the texture is amazing.