Thursday, August 26, 2010

Studio happenings...

...although no electricity on yet I have begun to put a few things into the studio. Some packets of wool that are still labelled in ounces. These were given to me by my GP, who was also my ex-boss, after he and his wife had been clearing out his elderly aunt's apartment after she went into care. I look forward to opening the parcels of wrapped brown paper and sharing with other knitters.
Mandie (EGMTK) came out Sunday afternoon with my Strauch carder, which I have already used. Makes lovely batts. So we went for a walk to check out the Studio and the sheep. All were admired by Mandie and Georgia.
Today took me to Shepparton to pick up my purchases (where they were stored) from Clare of Garments and Gadgets. Lots of ideas lurking in my brain for these knitting machines which I have been thinking about for a while.
More rain so all was a dash to get equipment into the Studio. Hardly had time to properly look at them, but I know what to expect, as I have used plain knitting machines in the past. I now think I have all the equipment I need to work.
With the rain I haven't taken any photos yet so they are to come.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Items for the stall....

...more handspun natural wool and handspun Alpaca for the stall adult beanies ,

....and handspun fingerless gloves.
The weatherman says fine weather tomorrow. Hope it comes through OK.
Leigh, the good man he is has finished painting the studio/workroom. Looks nice and light with the white paint. I want to fill it up now but still need something for the floor.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tongala Village Market

Just a little advertising for a small market at Tongala. We are trying to get it established with a few focus days.

Tongala Village Green Market
Focus on Fibre!

Come take a stroll around our Market on Sunday 22nd August and visit with all of our Stallholders, some of who will be demonstrating and working with fibre.
Expect to see Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crochet, and Crochet all taking place. All of our Fibre Folk will also have their beautiful wares on show and available for purchase.
Tongala Village Green Market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month on Potts Village Green in Mangan Street Tongala, commencing at 8.30am and finishing at 1.30pm.
For further details contact Mandie 0438 824 766

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

More rain...

 The computer is set up at the other end of the house including with my sewing machine, picker and carders, and it is always cold down here, so a little reluctance to stay in here too long.

This winter seems to be coming back to normal rainy weather. Nice but it is a bit cold, have already gone through 4 gas bottles so am using split system for heating at times.

I got through dyeing another fleece yesterday before it started to rain again. Happy with colours.

The studio is now lined with the wallboards, so now to paint and wait for electrician. Tank is set up at the back but still have a layer of water beside and behind as the main tank is overflowing. At least I used a bit of water with the dyeing and rinsing.
The cows and calves have been enjoying lots of green grass.
Someone always has to be the King of the Castle. Looking forward to fleeces this year. I don't think the barley grass will set for awhile.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just had a nice quiet weekend...

....spinning, carding, knitting and contemplating the shed. The electrician came out this morning to see what was needed and the builder will be coming out late this week or early next week. I am looking forward to setting it all up and then will invite a few people to my Studio opening . A good excuse for a party to have my own "Girl's Shed".

Some of Mandie's (EGMTK) Mulled Wine Merino Top that I bought some time ago, finally spun up. It was 200gms so now have 2 skeins to sell.

I thought it was about time I put a picture of my sheep on here. I'm not sure if I have before. But although they have only a small area to live they look very healthy. They are fed a sheep mix grain in the mornings and there is always a bale of hay in the paddock. the grass is growing with all the rain we have had, so hope the spring will be good.