Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Making Progress

I am finally making some progress on organizing my sewing room. As mentioned in my previous post, I started sorting my wool. A lot of my wools are recycled wool from Thrift Store finds, so they weren't exactly a shape that folds up nicely. So I started snipping and ripping to get them straight on the grain. Here is the basket with all of the edge pieces and small pieces. From this basket, I will pull and cut some strips for hooked rug projects and also cut some circles for a penny rug.

Then I started sorting by color. I pulled one of my wool dye books out with a color wheel in it and started with reds to sort. I followed the color wheel and sorted from light to dark of each color. With reds going into oranges to gold, and so on. By doing this, I was able to pull the wools from the tote and add them to the shelf. I now have my wools on one place. Of course, with the exception of some reds that I will over dye in another basket. So that has freed up the tote for some other use. Plus I can see all of my wools at a glance. Here is my organized wool shelf. I'm sure you can tell a difference now from the pic in the previous post. Now that I've done this, I can tell that I really need to get some golds in my stash. I will put that on my list for my next wool dyeing day. I also need to get some lighter colors and also some light backgrounds. See all of those greys, I will use those for some golds and greens on dye day. Plus you can see the basket of reds in the background bit, those will be over dyed for some dark backgrounds on a rug that I am starting soon. Here are some close up pics of newly organized wool.


Quilt Hollow said...

OMG Dana! You have gorgeous wool! I'm drooling here! Can't wait to see what you'll be making for show and share with it!

Cathi said...

Wow! What a stash!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

That is quite a wool stash. I found a very old box full of wool strips and partially finished projects. One day maybe I will do something with them. I really want to..but time gets away from me.

Trudy said...

Welcome to blogland:) I am drooling all over my monitor at your gorgeous wool.

Love the penny rug so far.


Kim said...

I collect Thrift Shop Woolens, too. I've found some real nice things and they have felted up nicely. You do have a gorgeous collection already for you to make just about anything you wish. I am intrigued by the idea of using the wool scraps for making rugs. Just need to learn how it's done. Thanks for sharing!