It is a rainy kind of weekend here in the west. We see the sun briefly, then the clouds and showers.
Perfect weather for what I have been up to lately...
I am getting ready this week for my adventure into another level of Spinning. I am loving this journey I am on with raw fibre. Washing fleece is dirty and tedious...but the end result is clean (for the most part), beautiful fibre ready for spinning into useable yarns. My yarns are not even close to where I want them to be...but I have to tell ya...the excitement of putting a skein together, good or bad...well, in my mind, there is nothing like it!! And my husband, bless his heart...doesn't have a clue what he is looking at when I show him those "beautiful" skeins...but he is so supportive and encouraging!
I have also been taking a couple of classes over at Artful Gathering. There are so many interesting classes to take...but I didn't have time for more than two in the first session. I may do one or two in the second session mid-July..we'll see.
It is time for lots of pics...enjoy!
|DRYING FLEECE IN THE SUN|
|PRE-DRAFTING THE WOOL|
|WAITING TO BE PLIED|
|PLIED YARN...NOT PERFECT YET!|
|HANDSPUN YARNS...GREAT FOR WEAVING...NOT TOO GREAT FOR KNITTING|
|MATT'S SNOWMAN FROM THE CLASS|
|DAVID EVERETT'S CLASS AT ARTFUL GATHERING|
|I was messing with photoshop and textures. I know, I need to work at
that more. Anyhoo...these are the pumpkin (a little tipsy) and snowman I
made at David Everett's class over at Artful Gathering. David's
characters are so much fun...he is the artist behind "Chicken Lips" Go check out his blog...you might even see Matt's work over there in the coming days.|
|ALL OF THE FABRIC CUT AND READY TO SEW FOR THE JELLY ROLL QUILT|
|A FLOWER IN MY GARDEN...LOVE THE COLORS!|
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