Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Venetian Blind Shawl

I have been busy spinning and knitting to make this art shawl. I have not blocked it yet but I love it

 

Picture of texture in better light

 

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!