Saturday, December 20, 2014

Needle Felted Dorper Sheep

I decided to make a last minute present of a needle felted sheep. Dorpers are one of the favorite breeds of  sheep of people who keep sheep to train their border collies on. They are hair sheep - meaning they don't have usable fleece. They are very hardy, parasite resistant and easy keepers.They often have dark heads and white bodies although mixes come in all sorts of pretty spots and colors.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mills and Snowmen

Here's the finished warping mill cut down to just fit on my folding table. It's not as small as the one online but I didn't want to cut too much. It actually works better than it did originally.

And here's the needle felting project.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mini Warping Mill

One major obstacle to weaving in a camper is winding a warp.
Several years ago I had made a warping mill out of pvc pipe. It wasn't elegant, but it saved wear and tear on my arm trying to use a warping board.
When I moved to Texas and into a camper, I found the warping mill was just too big and I didn't have a table to set it on.
It also seems to be missing one cross piece.

While browsing online, I came across a teeny tiny warping mill. That started my brain cranking out ideas. What if I cut this warping mill down to fit my small folding table?  PVC is easy to cut and drill and I'd have something I could actually use. I won't be doing any large pieces for a while until I find a place where I can use my floor looms. Better to make small pieces and stitch them together than none at all.

I'll start on this as soon as I finish my needle felting projects.