Tag Archives: creativity

Yarnbombing!!

Because I don’t have enough fiber-related projects in my life, clearly, I am now knitting a yarnbomb for a tree! There’s a group here in Columbia, SC who are yarnbombing 2 blocks of Main Street to help celebrate the solar … Continue reading

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The Silk Lap

No, not like a lap formed when you sit. Mulberry Silk Laps are produced while carding silk fibers to produce silk top for spinning into yarn. They have a similar staple length to top but with much more texture. They … Continue reading

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Creative Play 

This week I have started a new daily practice – creative play. It’s meant to knock the mind loose, think differently, push boundaries. Proceed when the results are unknowable. Have fun. To help me with this, I’m using Keri Smith’s … Continue reading

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Coming soon – Color Blend Photo Page

Today’s spinning color experiment was Riptide and Black Cherry. These are both dark colors, and I wasn’t sure how it would come out. The result made me think of a storm cloud. The yarn is soaking now, so I’ll wait … Continue reading

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The Unadorned Truth – Sweet Georgia Yarn Fiber Rocks

The truth is in the swatching. Today I swatched the Black Cherry BFL-silk blend that I spun yesterday. It was just the plain top, no fancy prep of any kind. I wanted to see how much of the cushy, luxurious … Continue reading

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This is Why I Spin

Yesterday I wrote about how I just started experimenting with some new fibers, and ended up with a gorgeous hand-carded blend of two colors of BFL-Silk with some sari silk. Today, I swatched that yarn. I’m.In.Love. I think it’s my … Continue reading

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Blue-Faced Leicester Once Again

Yes. I’m once again spinning the same variety of wool that I started with, so many months ago. This time, happily, I know what I’m doing. It’s interesting to notice how it feels. Now, this is a better quality than … Continue reading

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Catching up

Yesterday was a tough day and I’m really glad for my spinning as a centering practice. It’s a meditation in its own way. After last week’s plying debacle I’m spinning the rest of this merino/silk blend in 4 chunks, matched … Continue reading

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Settling in for a Long Haul – a Pound of Merino Silk Blend

I’m switching gears in my spinning for a while. I like making the wool/sari silk rolags, but I feel like doing something else for a while. One of the fiber purchases I made last year at SAFF was a pound … Continue reading

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Adventures with Sari Silk

Yesterday I made a 3-ply sample skein of my sari silk, and swatched it. I really thought it was about a worsted weight, but I was wrong. It got about 7-8 WPI, which is Aran verging on chunky, and it … Continue reading

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