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In a Spin …

September 15, 2017

This is a coat I made from the fleece of a Jacob Sheep; more than thirty years ago;l in a bid to pass long winter evenings and bouts of insomnia, without gazing at endless TV; I bought a spinning wheel.  As is my want I found an exciting and fulfilling hobby;  while adding to my wardrobe I discovered texture, colour and rare breeds of sheep!

Then, with the surprise arrival of a beloved daughter … fulfilling hobbies went on the back burner!

Twenty nine years later, having, found some beautiful hand dyed rare breed fleece while in Scotland; I have bought my wheel from the loft; it is a little dusty but in good order I plan to have a go this weekend.

I am hoping spinning like riding a bike is not forgotten.  Also,  now that autumn beckons and evenings lengthen a task that will take me from my drafty studio to a place by the fire will be welcome.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2017 7:39 am

    I love how you used the different natural colours … triangles inspired by Kaffe Fassett maybe?

    • September 16, 2017 8:20 am

      Oh! Celia my secret is out! I knitted a Kaffe jacket the winter before … with many more colours and I thought I could do it with the three colours and it did. B
      oth jackets are still as good as new 30 years later! Bless you for noticing xxxx

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