I've been working on spinning up roving I got at Sheep & Wool. I'm using five colours and doing random long colour lengths. Then, I'm chain plying to preserve the lengths. I have four skeins done so far.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
|It's all about friends!|
I had a great fibre-y fall, as autumn is usually full of fibre-y things. I'm way behind (obviously) on the Rhinebeck post and my fun two day workshop with Lexi Boeger AKA Pluckyfluff!
|Arriving at Sheep and Wool!|
As usual, The Sheep and Wool Festival was amazing. I got to hang out with my pals Cal and Jill, meet some new friends like Sonya Philip (of 100 Acts of Sewing) and Laura Nelkin (of amazingness) among others!
|Friends new and "old"!|
I saw lots of cool animals and amazing yarns and fibres! I bought some roving to spin up to make a sweater for next year. I've got four skeins done so far.
In addition to the festival, I got to visit Lagusta's Luscious and the Tuthilltown Distillery as well as the Hodgepodge Farm animals - Gertie, Trice and the Chickens.
The other fun thing I did was attend a two day workshop with Lexi Boeger with my buddy Andie L at the Niagara Artists Centre.
|A beautiful Early Fall morning!|
The workshop was an amazing break from our OHS homework (which is totally great but by the book). In Lexi's class we got to be truly free in our spinning and learned some fun techniques. It felt great!
From table of fibre to crazy bat to crazy yarn!
|From fluff to auto-wrap to fluffy yarn!|
|Even yarn made of FABRIC|
I've learned to share my Instagram photos directly to my blog, which is going to be fun but, not being super "tech savvy", the pics show up as links, not actual pictures.... oh well, can't have everything!