Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grand Champion

Once again a yarn show that needed entries.. This time Heart of NM Fiber Gathering. This yarn won grand champion.



Blue ribbons at Taos Wool Festival

A friend in one of my spinning groups requested yarn entries in some off the New Mexico yarn competitions. He was training yarn judges. I reluctantly entered. Much to my surprise I won two blue ribbons at the Taos Wool Festival. I have posted photos of these before but here they are again.










Cool rigid heddle weaving

I love to spin art yarns and I think beehives are really cool looking. I posted this on my weaving blog but thought I would also post it here. This is a nice way to display beehives in your weaving. It is called finger manipulated weft floats.




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Crepe Yarn

I have been trying to learn about crepe yarn. I used information from Sarah Anderson's Book to spin the yarn pictured below. I spun two singles S and over plied them in a Z direction, then I spun a single in the Z direction and plied it with the over plied z yarn, in the S direction.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunset waves

More tailspun yarn... Mohair. I love the sunset colors in this skein



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beehives and tail spinnng

With this yarn I looked at the dyed locks and thought... Waves of the ocean...and I often think that beehives look like shells... So I spun some ocean and shells..I love it and will do more!



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Glam autowrap

Auto wraps are an easy way to add interest to an otherwise plain single. Here I have used it to include sparkle and sequins to add a lot of interest for a little amount of work!