Monday, October 17, 2011

Double Rainbow!

Here are the results of some rainbow dyeing I did on commercial grey wool and white Merino top.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Dye Pots Are On!

This morning I set nearly 3kg of fibre to soak to open up the follicles in preparation for dyeing. The bulk of it is Merino top, but I also put up 225g of Milk Protein fibre, a bit of some lovely grey alpaca top, and 225g of nylon icicle/firestar for some experimenting. I think I will also do up some cheesecloth bags with silk nupps, wool nupps, and maybe some regular silk cocoons and Indonesian silk cocoons.

It's going to be a fun week! I hope it doesn't get too hot, otherwise it will be a little miserable in the dye kitchen...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Grey, Grey, Grey and More Grey With a Touch of Wet

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Okay, after two months, the rain is starting to get me down. The metal bits on the spokes of my bubble umbrella are starting to rust. The cuffs of my pants are wet. I don't want to leave the house anymore.

Tomorrow's forecast calls for some brightly coloured dye pots, I think!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer at Liberty!

I am free! Free of school, at least for a little bit. I'm also free from work, which is a little worrisome, but I've mostly said "Eff it!" at this point. I have a lot of things to make! Fibre to spin! I have a loom I haven't used in years, and a spinning wheel that needs putting together still. 15 pounds of Merino top to dye! Bins of fibres and sparklies to blend together! And my newest endeavor--books to make!

There are tea cozies in the works for my favourite local tea shop, World Tea House. There will be lovely books with felted covers.. maybe yarn journals, or tea journals? Anyway, pretty books to pet and write secret things in.

So many things to make! So many lakes and beaches to swim! So many places to camp!

I hope summer comes soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Art Attack!

This morning was my second stint of doing a spinning demo at the Alderney Gate library. This morning I was in the children's section, and there were lots of other activities happening for the Art Attack programming. It was mainly interested moms that sat down and chatted with me, asking questions while I spun some wool. The kids were all tearing around with cool rock sculptures and balloon animals.

Wedensday the 20th at 10am I'll be back down on the main floor of Alderney Gate library, doing some more spinning. I will be plying together the work from the two previous days. Come out and see!