Originally the plan was to make the stays, but they're not finished and I've been feeling off colour yesterday and still a bit today so they've not moved. I am still going to finish them, I have to in order to make the blue dress. However since I did finish an item that could be considered a foundation on the 14th of this month I'm going to count that for this challenge and the stays will simply be in addition to it.
What the item is: 746m of sport weight 2-ply handspun yarn (Perendale)
The Challenge: Foundations
Fabric: It was originally some perendale roving, it will become 18th century hand knit stockings
Notions: I used my Majacraft spinning wheel, which is totally not accurate, a spindle would have been more appropriate but the wheel is the tool I'm best with
How historically accurate is it? Overall probably about 90%, I may have used a modern wheel, but the spinning itself is the same no matter what tool. The 10% is the prep as I sent it off to the local mill to be carded and washed. It's slightly overspun and overplied to make improve its wear characteristics.
Hours to complete: A lot, I'm calling the fibre the neverending grey to give you some idea.
First worn: Not worn yet, but patted quite a few times, does that count?
Total cost: Probably about $30.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Posted by Rachelle at 11:53 AM
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