Spinning

I spin on a traditional Ashford spinning wheel, creating beautiful yarns spun mostly from Shetland and Jacob fleece. I also spin other yarns such as marino and silks and then ply these to mix with other fibres to create wonderful Art Wool!

I aim to learn how to dye natural wools using vegetable and natural resources.

My Spinning Wheel was painted by my friend Jan Lewis, a canal artist.

How beautiful!

Del’s Cowl

Del gave me a Jacob’s fleece last summer. I carded and spun 200g straight from the fleece.

Spinning: Jacob's Fleece. Forest Arts Wales

Spinning: Jacob’s Fleece. Forest Arts Wales

After I plyed the wool I mixed it with a Kaffe Fassett sock yarn and began kniting the cowl for Del.

Spinning: Del's cowl in progress: Forest Arts Wales

Spinning: Del’s cowl in progress: Forest Arts Wales

Finished Cowl.

Spinning: Del's Finished Cowl: Forest Arts Wales.

Spinning: Del’s Finished Cowl: Forest Arts Wales.