Saturday, December 14, 2013

Colorful Yarn!

Rollogs made on the drum carder. 
Ready to be spun!

Spun and plyed, the yarn looks like this

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Woven Place Mats

 Burn out velvet edging.
Comercial and handspun together

Vintage fabric edging

Monday, July 22, 2013

Spinning and Plying

Spinning and plying, I love it!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Black Sheep Gathering

Vendors galore!!

Abstract Fiber, my personal favorite!

Ultimate portable "Pocket Wheel"

Lots of beautiful fiber rich animals

Grand Champion Winner!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Prize Winner!

I spun a color experiment and entered it in the State Fair, and
it won 3rd prize!  I love the Shady Glade color way from Abstract Fibers.  
So I spun one hank of that roving that I first blended on my drum carder, and then 
spun the other hank from split lengths of the same roving.  Not the best picture
of the yarn, but a dandy shot of the prize ribbon! If you look closely, you can see
the blended yarn on the left, and the split roving on the right.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ashford Knitters Loom

Looking for a new home for this beautiful rigid heddle loom!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Open Air Felting!

Wild and Woolly wall hanging workshop in Jullian

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wild and Wooly Wall Hanging

I will be teaching this workshop on May 4, at the Fiber Dance Festival in Jullian.  
It's a wonderful free form design, using raw fleece as a base.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jumbo Ball Winder

Something special for all of you frustrated by those plastic clamp-on ball winders.  You know the ones that come loose and fly off the table when the going gets tough.  I present the Jumbo Ball Winder from Strauch.  Don't you just love when things work the way they are supposed to?  This winder is a dream to operate. To make things even better,  I have borrowed an idea I saw a few years ago at Art Fibers in San Francisco,  for a sturdy core to wind my yarn on.

Clamps securely onto a flat surface

I purchased foam plumbing pipe insulation in 8' lengths from the hardware store.
I cut the foam in 4 "pieces, which slide easily over the large center dowel of the winder.
 To start, I push the yarn into the seam of the foam and let it hang out the top edge

The yarn winds beautifully onto the foam core.

I tuck the end into the other end of the seam which gives me 
a ball that can be pulled from the center or the end.  
This is fantastic for knitting, plying and casting on knitting stitches.  
a work horse that turns out fantastic art batts.  
So I knew this ball winder would be a winner!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rich Jewel Tones

Chunky Art Yarn
From Carded Batt
Spun and Unspun

Friday, February 22, 2013

Going Batty!

Art Batts

My Strauch Mad Batt'r is my new best friend!

Chunky, glitzy bits to card into the wool.
The Mad Batt'r takes it all!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Blue and Green

I am having such fun making,
Yarn, yarn, beautiful yarn!