Oh my.... I just got my wool order from Heavens to Betsy and I'm in love. These are the wools I just washed ~ sorry it is showing up so dark, I am not great at photography or lighting.
The next photo is the rug I'm working on using Smoking Joe and you can see that piece of wool just inside around the border of the rug to the far right and a larger section below the tree on the far right. It also extends toward the left in the ground and will continue across the bottom and all around.
Then finally at the bottom is Goose Feathers, also from Betsy's site. I fell in love with that wool and Shari told me that she bought a piece from Barb to put in her rug but I'm not sure where Shari used it. All I can say is that it is one fantastic texture and washes up a smidgen darker than the photo on Betsy's web site.
And, ya see the little strip just under my lion? See the lighter areas in the two trees to the right? That same wool will also appear in the green areas in the trees to the left. That is wool that I took to Barbs and was found at an outside community sale; actually I was given my share of a piece of wool by my friend Deb who was kind enough to share it.
I thoroughly enjoy Barb's explaining how she sees wool in rugs to make them look old. So hearing this about this Scottish wool and the "Smokey Joe" makes you know what needs to be in your stash.
Now, don't go and get your hopes up as I'm not sure this is going to happen. BUT...when I came home from Woolley Fox I sent Betsy a sample of the Scottish wool ~ enough for her to see the repeat. Betsy and Erica do a great job on anticipating the needs of the teachers and hookers so don't know where down the line this milling process may or may not take place, OR..... if it ever will. But can tell you that I will guard what is left of this piece of wool with my life.
Hope you enjoyed the wool chronicles and maybe there will be future posts about wools and how they are used.
Thanks for visiting.