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Scrap happy Easter

April 14, 2019

it is surprising what you find when re-organizing the fibre stash

only 150 grams – 5 colours of kid mohair locks

2 bags of shocking pink and one blue, green and purple (it hid from the camera)

I’ve had it for so long I can’t remember where it came from

and because I mainly use natural dyes the chemical colours seem shockingly  bright


handcarded to blend the colours

handspun into a fine singles and then plied

the blended colours are not quite so bright and they do look a little Easter-y

washed and skeined, there are 142 grams (5 ounces)

approximately 295 yards – not enough to make much of anything

without any weaving available to sample on I tried a bit of stitching

not good – too soft and fuzzy and not a tight enough spin

so now it moves from the fibre stash to the yarn stash

and will probably be used as weft in weaving

from Kate (who keeps us reminded) here is the list of Scrap Happy bloggers

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki and Pauline

16 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2019 4:40 pm

    Thanks, Jean, for your quick and positive response. (I didn’t know where your answer would show up and just stumbled across it today on my own WordPress blog site “Small Town Memories”!) With your okay in hand, I published Florence Daniels biography. You can see it at As for sending a photo of the weaving: I think weavers in particular who come to our site would be very interested in a clearer view of the weaving. Also, we would appreciate any additional information you can provide that is pertinent to the bio. My email address is (and corrections are welcome!) Thanks so much! Love your website! Ann Angel Eberhardt


    • May 2, 2019 8:35 am

      Ann – I will take a better picture and email you. The biography is very interesting, I will let the guild know how to access it. I think you have as much or more information as I am able to give you.


  2. April 19, 2019 10:45 am

    I am co-editor of the Pine Mountain (Kentucky, USA) Settlement School Collections website which is an ongoing project to digitize the School’s archival material. We are writing a biography of Florence Daniels to add to our website and would like to use your photo of her work and information that you wrote about her. We would add a credit line and link to your site. We look forward to hearing from you.


    • April 20, 2019 11:04 am

      Ann – so surprised, of course you are welcome to use the photo and info. I am in the process of handing over the permanent collection to another guild member and don’t have the small book but I can take a better picture of the weaving. I will see if there is more information. Let me know if you are interested. Jean


  3. April 15, 2019 3:55 am

    Those do not look like your normal colors choices at all! But the way it’s carded and spun transforms it–much prettier.


  4. April 15, 2019 12:00 am

    exactly my fave colours.


  5. Judi Bushby permalink
    April 14, 2019 3:37 pm

    Love the blended colour. Am certain you will find a good use for it.


  6. April 14, 2019 3:03 pm

    Amazing how the carding ‘gentles’ the colour so that it becomes sweet and soft. Could it become an occasional subtle horizontal stripe in a background of something else? In any case, you’ve turned it from scrap into something usable.


    • April 14, 2019 10:33 pm

      Kate – I wrapped the skein around my neck for a couple hours and it had me itching – mohair will do that – so if it goes onto a scarf it will be borders on the ends.


  7. Nanette permalink
    April 14, 2019 1:20 pm

    The colours are so pretty after spinning, will be interesting to see how it looks after weaving. I use ‘curls’ like these for doll hair and unicorn manes,because of their lolly brightness,


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