Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
They have added a few natural dyes recipes.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Find more information and other shawls on etsy:
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
This one is called Aquatic Life and is made by earlybirdcreations, another Australian etsy artist.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
As I dye all my wool with natural dyes, I need to bring it to the boil twice, once for mordanting and once for dyeing, so there is even more chance of felting.
So, I have adjusted my technique and can relax now why I am dyeing wool.
I use the french "au bain marie" way. My dyebath is filled up with the mordant or dye solution and the wool goes in there. I put this pot into a bigger one, filled with water. There needs to be a space in the bottom between the two pots, so that the dye pot has water around it at all sides. I bring the water to the boil and the dyebath will heat up, but not boil completely.
The wool comes out perfectly unharmed.
Energywise, it would be a lot better if the dyepot was lower than the heigth of the water pot, because than I could put a lid it. I am still looking around for the right sizes that suit me.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This white nuno felted tunique was my fastest sale ever on etsy. I listed it yesterday and it sold within a few hours. I might make more of them. This piece got a lot of attention on the market last Sunday as well.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I am very surprised about how clean it is, not much vegetation in it at all.
I bought it from "The Natural Coloured Fibre Company". They stock merino in black , white , brown and every shade of grey . Corriedale , Romney , Perendale , Comeback , English and Border leister , Finnsheep and Alpaca in just about every colour under the sun.
Send me an email at lizet(at)lizetfrijters(dot)com if you want their details.