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summer work

July 4, 2018

spinning Cormo fleece for the first time

it is beautiful – very clean, white-white, soft and spongy

Cormo is a breed of sheep developed in Tasmania by crossing Corriedale rams and Merino ewes

it was soaked it in hot water, dried and hand carded

warping the loom has taken longer than planned

finally progress

tied on

on the back beam, I’m pleased with the colour blending

the boro stitching is finished

and made into a small zipper bag for my Scrap Happy entry on the 15th

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2018 8:59 am

    I love spinning cormo! I was lucky enough to buy five cormo fleeces one summer, and the cormo is a dream to spin. Have fun!!


    • July 12, 2018 9:03 am

      Judy – I have just discovered Cormo – love it. Can’t wait to see how it takes natural dyes.


  2. Louisa permalink
    July 6, 2018 11:15 am

    You always manage to accomplish so much! That Cormo looks delicious, the warp pretty and the boro pouch useful. Carry on!


    • July 6, 2018 3:19 pm

      Louisa – the Cormo is a delight to spin, it would be lovely to knit but my fingers don’t like knitting any more.


  3. July 6, 2018 9:40 am

    pretty blend!


  4. July 5, 2018 3:43 am

    I like the color blending a lot! Will that turn into towels?


    • July 5, 2018 8:00 am

      Kerry – the colour blending takes time to wind the warp — a block (any number) of colour A, 1 thread of B, 5 A, 1 B, 4 A, 2 B, 3 A, 2 B, 2 A, 3 B, 2 A, 4 B, 1 A, 5 B, 1 A and then a block of B (any number) and then a colour change to C. Not as complicated as it looks and I weave an advancing twill. The weft will be silk for a light shawl.


      • July 6, 2018 4:26 am

        Thanks for the details–that’ll be a spectacular shawl!


      • July 6, 2018 6:53 am

        Kerry – you’re welcome. It’s a good way to use up colours from “the stash”.


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