Friday, April 22, 2011

Wattwurm ('Worm Poo') Throw- Part 2

Wetting the piece down.

 


The finished throw.

 


Detail of a wonderful, springy lock.

 


The throw in situ on the back of my rocking chair.

 
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This project came together like a dream...

...once I had finished the hard part of laying out the fleece.

I love the delicious contrast of tame, white merino roving...

...and unruly Jacob Hoggett locks! :)

It's the perfect size to tuck in around your legs while you're reading in a cool room...

...and remembering its earthy inspiration never fails to make me laugh!

20 comments:

Patty Biermans said...

I't become a really po(o)etic throw ;D. I love the shape of the "worm" stuff. hugzz...Peebee

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, that does look very cozy to warm up the legs while knitting away in the evening (I'll get that knitting bug in you)

It is amazing and I love the unique contrast of the Jacob too.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

vilterietje said...

turning a wattwurm into a bookwurm? it is só nice, i love it:)

Happy Mommy said...

Can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!!!

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

How amusing! I've spent the a.m. sorting out 9-10" Romney locks that I haven't decided how to use yet but they felt up like iron so perhaps you've been an interesting inspiration. Always love looking at your work.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!! I'm so happy that this strange project wasn't too weird for you! :)

Marchi Wierson said...

Hi heather. I love the detail photo. I always want to get in there and see what is going on! your playing with the jacobs liveliness and the merino calm makes me want to drop my plans and do some felting!

Tamara said...

That is so wonderful! I love the locks sticking up. Fantastic project!

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Marushka C. said...

Yes, the contrasts in color and texture are amazing.

Heather Woollove said...

I'm so happy that you all enjoy raw locks the way I do!
I just can't get enough of them!!:)

Jenn said...

Oh that's very fun! I love Jacob sheep and their beautiful wool!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jenn! I love Jacob locks, too. I like that there's three different colors to play with in each fleece!

Dawn Edwards said...

Too weird for us...Poo-ey;-))) We love it!!!! Thanks for always making me smile and for sharing your wonderful creative self. Love you and your creations.

Big hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Hahahaha, Dawn...you're too funny!
Love you right back!! XXO-

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

I just want to touch it! Even if it is called worm poo. lol So wonderfully textural.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Lisa! It is delightful to touch.

Sandie Knapp said...

A soft and cozy lap cover for in the car too, during cold Winter months.

Very nice indeed, and now, I can't help but think of worm poo myself, every time I see it. LOL

Angela said...

I love the contrast between roving and raw locks. Your throw is lovely.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Angela! I'm glad the title hasn't 'put people off'!! :)