Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fractal

Our guild hosted a wonderful spinning workshop with
the lovely and talented Jillian Moreno.

We had a wonderful time experimenting with color in her
'Color Play' class


Knitting up some mitts with some fractal spun fiber from class.
Loving the way the stripes are knitting up!

~
Fiber: Into the Whirled: color way 'Captain Tiuhtpants'
Pattern: Part Ann Budd's recipe for mittens, part mine
Double Pointed Needle holder: Steel City Stitcher

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Golden Days


Autumn's colors are lingering this year.


I've been treasuring every second of the golden 
autumn light.


Just popped the last two of these limited edition 
'Autumn Leaves' mini sets in the shop.

A most heart felt thank you
 to all of you who stopped at Indie Knit and Spin 
yesterday.  It is always a wonderful event
and yesterday was no exception.

~


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pouches

One of the first sweaters I took apart was
made of this wonderful thick european wool.

I dyed a few hanks of it and the yarn has been hanging 
out in the stash for years now.


I wove off a few small pieces of fabric with the leftover
warp from the poncho.  Inspired by a dear friend, I thought I would give sewing 
a pouch a try.

The first attempt using a purchased pattern was a complete disaster.

After that I decided simple is best.


They aren't perfect, but I love their cheerful quirkiness!

..and zippers aren't as hard I thought..



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Driftwood



Driftwood Poncho

Warp: ebay perle cotton warp
Weft: unknown cone of yarn from Salvation Army

Double weave with hand embroidered embellishment.
Hand knotted fringe.

~

Reclaimed can be beautiful.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Farm Show


Had fun last week representing the Butler Guild by doing a weaving
demonstration at the Butler Farm Show.


The spinners hand spun Linda's beautifully prepared wool rolags
into yarn for weaving. 


I warped enough for two scarves and wove the second one at home.

The weft for the second scarf was a miscalculated warp
from a demo last year.  Glad I hung onto it because I had just
enough to weave off the scarf!  

The medium blue weft really makes the colors pop..


One more demo to go.  Next stop...
Indiana County Fair






Saturday, August 12, 2017

#weaveallthethings

hash·tag
noun
  1. On social media sites, a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic.

Sometimes I use the hashtag 
#weaveallthethings
when I share my work.

That little tag really encompasses what I love most about weaving.

For example the above shawl was woven with:

• Reclaimed sweater yarn.
• Vintage yarns from garage sales.
• Yarn naturally dyed with Oak bark from my yard.
• Handspun yarns - with fiber that I hand dyed.
• Reclaimed silk from Indian Sari garments.
• Random balls of yarn found at thrift shops.
• Yarn given to me from guild members.
• Left over yarns from knitting projects.

The garment above was not woven with any yarn purchased specifically
to "weave a shawl'..

 I find it is much more fun to #weaveallthethings !!!