Tag Archives: Arts

Creative Play for the New Year

Color and texture are my primary loves in all my creative endeavors. So I was completely captivated a while back when I ran across a little book called Stitch Alchemy: Combining Fabric + Paper for Mixed Media Arts by Kelli … Continue reading

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Wow. 2020.

It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? I realize that I’m seriously behind here so this will be a catch-up post. And I promise I’ll do better in the future. I already posted about the Quarantine Lace Shawl – I … Continue reading

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Art Batts!!

Gorgeous. That’s the first word that comes to mind about my new spinning project. I finished my last project, the spinning and Navajo ply of BFL/Silk. I’m happy with the results, the practice was good. I learned that my primary … Continue reading

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Time to Navajo Ply

For my new spinning project, I am spinning to really focus on the plying. One way to make striped yarns is to avoid the barber-pole effect you get from fractal spinning and have clean color changes. To do THAT, the … Continue reading

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Thankful

I’m very thankful, this week, for my spinning wheel. It centers me, and settles out the frustrations of my days. It helps that I’m spinning luscious BFL-Silk blend fiber, in gorgeous fall colors. Lovely feel and lovely result. The picture … Continue reading

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A New, Fun Challenge!

It’s so much fun to have a new challenge! With a science-y name, to boot! A while back, I signed up for Sweet Georgia Yarn’s Fibre Club, where for each of three months they send you fiber to spin. Special … 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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Still Spinning – Everyday Practice

I’m still spinning every day. I’m working my way through the Blue-Faced Leicester that I wrote about earlier. I keep noticing the springy texture of the pure wool as compared to the feel of the same wool blended with silk. … Continue reading

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