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tashabear
tashabear
12th night project
It looks like it will be a go -- I found six yards of white wool at Martin's House of Cloth on the remnant table, and I just looked in one of my drawers, and I have two pieces of dark charcoal grey wool, one of which is easily 4 yards. So I have plenty of white to make my undergown and bears with, and maybe, hopefully, if I cut carefully, enough to make a tunic for darkwolfie, onto which I will applique charcoal grey wolves.

I did get some fabric at Fabric Fix, too. I made an undertunic for myself out of some nice blue plaid linen, and didn't have enough to make the skirt quite as wide as I'd have liked, so I was pleased to find they still had some, and I bought enough to make some new gores. I also found some beautiful fine black wool; I think it's a challis. It's really light, though, and I think it's destined to be at least a tunic for Wolfie, and possibly an undergown for me.

And I just ordered some color cards from Halcyon Yarn for some silk and wool threads that I might be able to use to weave trim. I have some charcoal grey fiber that I might use to make embroidery thread, and I always have white, so I might try to spin enough to do the couching and detail embroidery. That's maybe a couple of evenings spinning; nothing major. Push comes to shove, I can use one of the wheels. I might actually try that first, and see if I can spin finely enough. two or three hours of spinning and plying is more efficient than a couple of days.

I'm excited now! Next I'll put together my bill of materials and what I have to do to get this party started, and then I can get to work!

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beard5 From: beard5 Date: September 6th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC) (base camp)
Ah, if you're interested, I have the whole halcyon yarn store in a box, over here. They're the loveliest people up there in Bath.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 6th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC) (base camp)
If I don't find what I'm looking for in the cards I already ordered, I'll let you know! Thanks!
skittl1321 From: skittl1321 Date: September 6th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
That sounds so awesome. I wish I had a reason to sew such fun dresses.

Are you still skating? I haven't heard an update in awhile.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 6th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I haven't skated in a while; it just got too crazy in July and I was gone two weeks in August. I need to go back, though; I said I buy a new set of plates, which ought to help with my balance, and I really should pay for them and get them put on my boots.
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