I do enjoy watching (and sharing!) videos I find of old handicrafts, and the older the video the better. This one was filmed in 1978 in Kilcar and Carrick, towns in County Donegal, Ireland. It begins with a sheep-buying market which is fascinating in itself, but if you want to skip to the parts on … Continue reading Wool-working in Ireland, 1978
Today we finally have truly cooler weather! Hooray! Except for the fact that the lawns are an emerald green and the trees are all fully leafed (and green), it's almost like fall! Cooler weather always makes me more enthusiastic about fiber arts. The other day when I was sitting out on the porch carding wool, … Continue reading Cooler Weather and Wool Projects
It's such a warm, humid day. Temperatures in the mid 80's, light breeze occasionally, scattered clouds. A cold front should come through tomorrow, but today we're experiencing all the humidity dragged up out of the Gulf. Nevertheless, it's not horrible outside on the shaded porch so most of us wound up out there around mid-morning.The … Continue reading Gathering on the Porch
I couldn't justify spending so much on hand carders when I'm not setting up a wool business or anything, so I got two dog slicker bushes at the store today. They work quite well!