Monday, 6 April 2015
Laundry and huge projects
I do love hanging out the laundry though. It smells so fresh when you bring it in. I don't even mind that linens get a bit crunchy and stiff sometimes.
Luckily, I guess, I had some flax fibre left from last year. As this is hopefully going to be a woven project, I am hoping I have enough hemp for the weft and can use the linen thread as the warp. I really hope that Keven is over his linen thread chewing stage, since he ruined my last linen project, by chewing on the warp threads.
I'm not horribly happy with the flax. It isn't a strick, but rather a processed flax top or sliver. It is supposed to be longer fibres , but not as long a a strick. Instead, what I am finding is that it is a mix of long and short fibres, mixed with lots and lots of tow cruddy bits, tangles and neps. Some of the fibres spin smoothly until you get to the shorter bits. Then it is stop and start, picking out the garbage. Sometimes I get lazy and just try to spin some of the smaller bits in. Once in a while it gets a bit slubby and I have to start picking it out again.