Thursday, November 3, 2011

Scarves and a new Picker



I've been working on weaving some scarves to put in a gallery night at The Glass Haus in Green Bay (Monica and Tom Pecor-owners) on November 17th. So far I have 5-they take longer than I first thought-but I'm pretty happy with them and hope someone else will like them , too.
I also got myself another piece of fiber equipment-a Lil' Dynamo box picker. It definitely will help me pick through, clean, and fluff up all the wool I've been washing and dying lately. Using hand carders and picking by hand not only takes forever, but its been killing my wrists and hands. I did a nice big pile with the picker in less than an hour. It would've taken many hours spread out over many days to have done that by hand. There is still more processing to do-but, it sure made short work of the the picking process. Whew-buying it was a wise choice.

5 comments:

  1. I really want to get a picker too. Argh! Must sell more product to afford it. Your scarves look great. I am working on a woven shawl and thought of you...it's using some Saori techniques. Hoping to post photos next week.

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  2. A picker is on my list too.

    I have been hand-picking some found Rocky Mountain Goat... Well, not actually in quite a while since it's so tedious. ;-)

    Good luck in your show.

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  3. What a lovely selection of scarves you've created. Hope all goes well as your show.

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  4. Wow, those are some dangerous looking implements!

    Love the scarves :-)

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  5. Wow.. that picker box is just tooo cool!
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