2016/02/28

Today's feature is a few of the most recent yarns I have spun...and a couple of projects being worked on.
American Bison, from a friend's local Bison ranch!

Yummy! Orange/yellow Hand dyed/spun, plied with Fun Fur.

Hand spun wool plied with plarn.

Hand spun Polwarth wool plied with commercial fun yarn. 
Hand dyed/spun wool yarn plied with Fun Fur!

 So, as you can probably see, I LOVE to spin and am having a very fine time doing so!

My latest knitting and crocheting...





2016/02/25

Life
I will be posting works from the 'past', just to share my progression, and hopefully my improvements. This was the second project I wove. I was introduced to the Saori method of weaving, which was right in sync with who I am. So, as I wove I tried different fibers, different amounts of striping, different colors, different textures, all in a playful 'let's see what this does' weaving. I left all flaws, joined all pieces into a lap blanket and named it 'Life'.
Life has its smoothly flowing times, and bumpy bits, holes and inconsistencies...playful moments, delightful passages, and when completed, it's beautiful !

2016/02/24

Hello, again, after a long winter! Since we closed our yarn shop and became 'retired' I have had a total hip replacement, I still can't stop spinning yarns, I am working on writing a book, I am still meeting every Saturday with the 'girls' of The Charlotte Connection and simultaneously trying to sell our home-buy another-move. Retirement is exhausting!
I am also revamping this blog. My quilting is pretty much art quilts now, and my artistic outlets include so much more than that!

I dye and spin.
Polwarth organic wool roving.
Hand dyed silk hankies.


And weave.

Julie, my weaving mentor, wove the background and I am making a dimensional art piece upon it.
My first woven shawl. Very, very happy with it!
A woven scarf commission. 'Metrosexual' was the desired flavor he asked for.

Knit 
 
My latest phase craze is BIG needle knitting.

And crochet.
I do cutesy sometimes...

 
And learn new stitches like waffle weave and wave...
I still needle felt now and then, and long to return to making the thread flower pictures. I want to get back to thread painting as well. I have crazy quilt blocks all prepared, sitting there staring at me until I get started again. There are quilt tops to be completed or repaired. There is purging to accomplish. Balancing what I SHOULD do with what I WANT to do is the whole trick! So, off this computer and back to dishes? 
I don't think so...