June 17, 2017
Long time, no post!
Although I never really took to Facebook, I have really enjoyed experimenting with Instagram. In the last couple of weeks, I have been posting images of my process, since it is always a bit mysterious to folks who see my work. Here’s the latest series showing how I make jacket fabric.
This is the wool I use to make a coat. In this case it is a 2/20 natural, Maine spun, 100% wool yarn.
I then take 4 strands of the wool, and use a knitting machine to turn it into fabric.
After much noise and shoulder work, the fabric is ready for felting. Here it is fresh off the machine.
Still more to come – felting it, steaming it, cutting and sewing it into a garment. There will be pictures of all that upcoming on my Instagram feed. Give it a go!