Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fleece to Shawl..

{Before the Bath}

This shawl was woven in about three hours using
freshly hand spun, unwashed, wool.

The yarns are springy-full-of-energy fresh 
off the spinning wheel making weaving with
them a challenge.

Once the shawl is soaked and blocked the yarns will calm down.

This piece was woven during a demonstration at the 
Depreciation Lands Museum.


Now to wash this sheepy thing
: )


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Something from nothing..

After all the precision work for the Master Weaving homework, 
I woke up craving Saori.

The warp was wound from scraps of yarns
given to me from other weavers.  I love using cast-off, donated, 
and reclaimed yarns.

The Noro weft was dug from deeeeeep in the bottom of
the stash.

I was having a great time weaving, but
my studio partners were not amused...

The scarf woven is open and etherial.  I'll post some
some photos once the fringe is twisted.

The remaining warp was beat down tight.
Loving the fabric it made!

Hoping to have enough to make a small pouch.

The magic of scraps and Noro ; )

Monday, June 19, 2017

Shop update..

Planning a shop update for June 24, 2017 at 7pm EST.

'Thick as Thieves' and 'Washi' will be included.
Can't wait to get this new 'soft as a feather' base in the shop!!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sheep to Scarf Showdown..

For anyone near Pittsburgh.. come join us!!

We will be at various locations around Historic Harmony, PA.
Look for teams near The Bottlebrush Art Gallery, The Weaver's Cabin and Darn Yarn Needles and Thread!   There will be chances to win the final scarves..


Monday, June 5, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Kitchen sink..

Garlene from 'The Kitchen Sink Shop' posted this lovely photo
of her skein of 'Kitchen Sink' on Instagram!

How fun!


A lighter version of 'Conversation Hearts'.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Full moon randomness

 When you come home to find your newest kitty boy has
played ring-around-the-rosie with your wool/yak yarn from the second floor,
around and around the cat door, and to the basement.

You can't help but to laugh.
My fault for leaving the studio door open.
Boys. Love. Yarn.

Then in a creative reuse center e-blast you spy a warping board
among the sea of sewing machines...

Good thing a friend rescued it for a song.

When you toss-ALL-the dyes into the pot..

Turned out pretty cheery on this cold damp spring day.

Happy Friday folks!!