The softer, the better. We all know that wool can be scratchy, but we like wool because of its warmth. And, as a fiber for weaving, wool is easy to work with because of its elasticity. Wet finishing reduces the scratchiness, making it possible to end up with a comfy wool blanket. A soft and gentle blanket.
Gentleness is stronger than we think. A lullaby has the power to quiet a crying baby. My son once had a first grade teacher who could still a classroom of seven- and eight-year-olds with a whisper. And the gentle touch of a friend can speak louder than words.
We influence far more people through kindness, gentleness, and patience than we ever will with persuasive arguments. Like a soft and comfy wool blanket, gentleness is strong enough to warm someone in the cold.
~ It’s time for segment three in the Wool Blanket Finishing series. ~
You can learn about the previous video segments in Quiet Friday: Wool Blanket Finishing, or you can view them here:
Please return next week for the fourth video segment, Wool Blanket Final Finishing, to find out what happens to the fringe!
May your gentle influence increase.