Friday, 23 September 2011

Harvestings - various

This is my second harvesting of pears from my small tree 'Beth' - bought as the name is the same as my daughter's. It was bought a few years back from Woolworth for about £5.99 or so ; last year it had four pears, this year a big bowlful. I'm not sure what I will do with them all, but I suspect pear crumble will feature, and some Kilner jars.

Harvest of another kind now - the second stage of Project Bear; theh hair saved by my dear friend from a friend's Alaskan Malamute. I have blended it on the handcarders with some very nice Portland (super crimpy, absolutely gorgeous) I bought at Glastonbury Wool Festival the other week.

Neither fleece nor hair was washed, so I will spin it in the grease; have tightened the band on my spinning wheel this afternoon, and am all set to go with the rolags made

This is them on the kitchen scales - weighs in at exactly 100 grams a the moment. I'm not sure what it will weigh when spun, will see how it goes, and not yet sure whether to go for singles or plied, will see after some spinning of it; project Bear is well under way now!


mrsnesbitt said...

Can you do anything with German Shepherd hair? Tis very soft and white. Dxx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

the pears are amazing... and I still miss woolworths in Yeovil... :(

love the use of hair and wool... and spinning has always fascinated me... along with felting and crochet!