Do you remember me saying I'd sent for a piece of equipment for feltmaking that I thought would be useful for mark making and printing too? Well, it's arrived. I'm really excited by both the sprayer and the rolling pin as I think I will be able to get some interesting effects from them. The sprayer comes to pieces so I should be able to wash it out well enough if I use it for dyes, which is what I have in mind.. If it works I shall buy 2 or 3 more so that I have one for reds, one for blues etc. The olive oil soap will be grated and dissolved in warm water to soap the wool fibres for felting. It leaves your hands feeling lovely and soft as well as giving a lovely lather with the felt.
Unfortunately, I haven't had chance to have a play with anything yet as I've now got a strain at the base of my spine and I can't do much of anything. What am I like?! I've been struggling since Monday evening and I finally gave in today and went to an Osteopath who has suggested some treatment and helped me by easing the troublesome muscles. The pain has subsided this evening but I'm not supposed to do much except potter about for the next few days and not do anything repetitive, so felt making is definitely out and I suppose printing is too :o( Maybe I could just manage a little dyeing? lol
You've probably noticed that I've not been blogging since last week. The main reason is I've got involved in tracing my family history on the internet. How addictive is that? I've spent way too long on the laptop but it's been very interesting so far. Too early to say if there's any skeletons in the cupboard ;o) (Probably hasn't helped my back though).
Hopefully my back will continue to improve over the weekend and I can get back to my projects. I'm getting behind on the Journal Quilts already and as for Festival of Quilts.......yikes!