Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Unveiling of The Wool Room

So, while my daughter was off school over the Easter holiday and my husband was crippled with the lurgy for what seemed like years, we decided to move rooms.  It really was a seemed like a good idea at the time moment.

At the time, my workroom was on the first floor, with my daughter's bedroom in the attic.  Unfortunately not being able to have a wardrobe because of the sloping ceiling got her down and she needed  a 'normal' room.

A wardrobe was purchased from an antique centre (from the back actually, where you can buy for less money and do it up yourself) painted and dragged up the stairs by teenage lads who were indeed dragged away from the Atari or whatever the young people play these days.

Poor lad, the strain nearly killing him, although he is young and the wounds will heal with time.

Here's a before peak:

So here's my new room.

The room does seem to be leaning over to the right, which is down to the leaning curtain rail which could fall down any minute, so don't feel queasy.

The room looks out over the fields, I have a little heater and a cushion on that chair.  Could I be happier, no.

So I took some merino fibres from my stash and felted a little square,  stencilled, then machine embroidered a little welcome message.

This stencil set, available from Waterstones, just gives the outline to your text, allowing you to machine embroider over the top of it, really handy.

Can't wait to fill my new room with spinners and feltmakers.  Now where to put the kettle....


Misty Cottage Crafts said...

Every home should have one - lucky you!

lazykate said...

Thank you, and you're right, I'm really lucky. I think they should be available on the NHS!