Saturday, 10 January 2015

Pretty little clouds

I've been spinning a little art yarn this week. :-) 
It's a corespun yarn using a glittery batt that I carded with merino, tencel, norfolk horn, wensleydale and lots and lots of glitter- and every so often, I add a little white cloud! I think it looks like a pretty, starry night sky
I've also been restocking the fibres for my drop spindle kits by making lots of pretty mini batts!! They are so cute! I love their mini-ness!! 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Making spindles!

I thought I would post a quick couple of pictures of some spindles I have been making recently! This is the season of sparkle and I certainly haven't limited myself with the glitter! 

People tell me my fibre blends are like unicorn hair... Well these look like fairy wands! 

Ive started using a more shock resistant resin for my spindles, which will be much better for newbies to learn on. I'm really pleased with how they have turned out

I've also made two art yarns from hand carded batts, they really compliment each other well. 

It is a really busy time for me in my shop at the moment- lots of Christmas orders to post out and custom orders to finish. I'm looking forward to some quiet time with my spinning wheel in the new year. 

Monday, 17 March 2014

This week I have been a busy spring bee.  Not only have I been working hard getting things ready for wonderwool, but I've been doing it sporting a beehive hairstyle (my current hairstyle obsession) so I think that counts doubly towards me being a busy spring bee!

So, I've been making some lovely spindles whorls for the show, concentrating on using up some pressed flowers that I gathered last summer from my garden.

They are looking really pretty! I've also been experimenting with embedding pictures in my resin- I can't wait to show you the results. I've made spindles with maps in, illustrations and vintage fabric... 

I've also been spinning and dyeing yarn for my shop. Since I've got my new addition to my fleet (Maple the Lendrum) you cant stop me! 
The weather has been wonderful for drying yarn outside too.

I've also been really enjoying reading a retro favourite - "a country diary of an Edwardian lady" recently. I love comparing the way spring unfolds in 1902 compared with today, and learning wildflower names at the same time. Spring is about a month ahead right now! 

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