My niece subscribes to one of those food clubs that send you ALL the items you'll need to make a fab dinner for your family. Everything is fresh, and packed carefully. They are even super eco-conscience! Instead of Styrofoam for insulation, they use this mat of cotton and jute. Their thinking is that it is biodegradable.
My niece thought of me! (How well she knows me!)
And, now that I'm spinning (beginner!) I wondered if I could blend this fiber into something and use it to spin for weaving.
I consulted with my fiber friend, Tina. She's thinks we can combine it with cotton and spin it.
That led me to this!!!
I couldn't help myself....this Little Brother Drum Carder needed to come to my house and help me with this project.
Brother Drum Carders are made in Silverton, Oregon.....I love it that they are American made! It arrived Tuesday night, and I got him all set up on his very own table.
They recommended using dark fleece for the first few projects. I had some short pieces that Tina had given me to make dryer balls, so I thought they would be great for my practice batts.
Sure enough....I'm getting better at this. I think this will be fun!
I'll let you know how the experiment works. This could be recycling at its best!!!!
Another project in the works. I love the look of a wound warp! Now, I need to take it to the loom!!!!
Sorry the picture is so dull....I took it through the screen door. I wasn't about to go all the way outside!!!!!
Last night at dusk I saw bats zipping around the front yard. Tonight, there is a doe and her fawn outside the living room window.
Never a dull moment!
Boy oh boy....I sure do live a wild life around here!
Happy Weaving (carding and watching!)