I wrote a pretty average poem for this project, but there is so much I want to talk about and a short poem just wasn't going to encompass it. You may remember a dying project of mine from over a year ago. Well, the subsequent knitting project is finally on its way! After many test squares trying… Continue reading A rainbow with the blues
Wanting to have a bit of a play, I made something for a friend far away, Combining my two favourite things in the world, Made of stone and fibre twirled, Hopefully she likes it anyway.
A few months back I bought a gorgeously dyed rolag of wool from the SA Hand-spinners and Weavers. At first I thought it was just made with orange, blue and pink dye, but the more I spun it, the more colours I found that had been created by mixing of dyes, and the more I… Continue reading Spun sunset
Now that I'm a weaver, I felt obliged to weave a scarf. Surely its the most staple item for any weaver to make. I've been weaving it on Tuesday evenings for most of 2015. It took me so long to weave for two reasons: It's been a crazy busy year I spun the maroon thread (weft)… Continue reading Spun and woven
We had the most wonderful Spinners and Weavers Christmas party. This was due in no small part because of the trade table, where you could exchange your unwanted crafty supplies for someone else's more exciting crafty supplies. I also decided to splurge at the shop a little, and buy some samples of different fibres, just… Continue reading Colourful spinning
Years ago I was shopping with my Mother in a cute little wool store when we found shanks of silk, spun from shredded scraps of saris. Since then I have kept all my own scraps of silk from many various sewing projects with the though to make my own such yarn. Over summer I did… Continue reading Silk Squres
As you already know I started weaving earlier this year. The combination of seeing other people's spinning, as well as a shop stocked full of lovely un-spun wool peaked my interest in doing spinning myself. Not having the space or funds to buy a free-standing spindle, I bought a drop spindle, which looks like a… Continue reading My first spinning