Episode 3




Erica's Projects
Erica finished up a big spinning study. She started a spinning color study in December. This study used all the color management techniques she has learned in Felicia Lo's BluPrint class and Sara Lamb's Spin to Weave book and video.
She talks more about this process in this post on Weavolution.

Erica has wound all 1,400 threads for her next Drawloom warp. She looks forward to studying drawloom weaving with JoAnne Hall this summer!

Erica has sampled weft possibilities for her handspun scarf. She is weaving along with the middle weft, which is a medium grey. She feels this allows the focus to be on the beautiful handspun war.

Michelle finished needle felting the sorting hat. She's pleased with how it turned out. She'd have liked to make the hat have more folds around the back of the hat but is afraid of messing it up.

Michelle experimented with needle felting and wet felting a bowl. She needle felted over a hat form and added a tree and bat before wet felting. She learned that this kind of detail is best added after the bowl is fulled.
Before:

After:

Michelle also experimented with some RIT dye using a technique found on the RIT website for marbled pillowcase. She dyed a couple napkins and handkerchiefs. More experimentation is needed.

After episode 2, Michelle pulled out a pair of socks she started over a year ago. It was intended to be a sample for selling yarn when Michelle and friends owned Washtenaw Wool, but she set them aside after only knitting a couple inches when they closed up shop. They're intended to be a fraternal pair knit from opposite ends of the self striping gradient yarn.


The spinning wheel Michelle mentions. It was originally a kick starter but can be ordered now (no affiliation)
Electric Eel Mini spinning wheel


Stretchy bind offs (no affiliations):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8om3-wJKrw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbzeEg6XMwM
Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol8aZ7z_ISs