Spinning day lily leaves into string

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I was looking for something else in my room the other day when I saw this home made seed envelope and wondered what was in it.  Imagine my surprise when I found shells and pieces of shell all with holes in them.  Just the kind of thing I wanted to spin onto string.  It quite revived my interest in spinning string on my spinning wheel.

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I put day lily leaves on to soak this time, the whole of the crop of spent leaves from my day lily for the year. Then  the spinning began.

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This time, I decided I wouldn’t ply. I liked my iris leaf string better before it was plied.  I also decided not to clip all the ends.  They are softer and less numerous and I decided I quite like them this time!

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Well. That’s one of my show entries sorted.  And a wild, strange looking thing it is. Now for the others!  I have some effort to put in and a bit of focus is going to be required if I am to submit them all…

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One response to “Spinning day lily leaves into string

  1. Susan

    Finally I just read all 5 of your last posts…nice plants and GREAT colour from the Madder. What will the end use for the lilies with shells be. They look very interesting, could be for wall hanging, basket or even a vest. We always have to put an end use on our entry’s. Good luck!!

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