Sunday, October 4, 2009

Learning to card fleece

carder

Another day with Rocky – I have now learnt to use a carder. I have spent the last week spinning whenever I have had time. Mainly a relaxing activity, but interspersed with the f?*! word on occasion. It can be very frustrating during this learning stage. I rediscovered my bad temper a number of times – not attractive. Using carded fleece cut down on the ugly bits.

first spun alpaca

This is my first hank of yarn, washed and dried. I am feeling quite satisfied and proud and wanting to keep doing more.

Rocky's tapestry 2

While I carded away in the sunshine, Rocky worked on her tapestry which she is also studying through TAFE.

Rocky's tapestry

Her current assignment involves weaving curves. Southwest TAFE are renowned for the tapestry weaving course they offer and have been doing it for many years. It is also one of the courses they offer off campus.

1 comment:

T said...

Hi Lesley, I have trouble seeing your pictures because of my slow internet speed, but thats OK. I actually reduce the file size of my photos before I upload them. But you probably dont want to do this.

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your weaving course....and learning so many new skills...thanks for sharing this with us.
xt