Sunday, 26 February 2017

February 8th 2017

Jude Becket

Creating Yarn from Interesting Fibres.

Jude spins,dyes,weaves and felts,but loves spinning from natural fibres.

She always takes her spinning wheel with her when she gives a talk or workshop.


Jude passed round many of the yarns she has spun from various animals, which as well as the various breeds of sheep, include llamas, alpaca,mohair and dog hair. Some of her commissions are from people who want the hair from their pet sheep or dogs spun and woven.

She then  span a skein of wool


Then she chose another decorative yarn, and span the two together

Jude gave us this for someone to make into an interesting article.

This is one of the many impressive pieces made by Jude.
It was a revelation to see and feel how varied were the colours and textures  to be found in sheep's wool. A really interesting talk and demonstration.
 Unfortunately for me I  will be away for the next meeting, when the talk will be about the Leek Embroideries. I had really been looking forward to it.