Friday, April 24, 2009

"Barbie's Prom Dress" Yarn

WOO! Another yarn for the week. This one is a Corridale/Perendale (I'm pretty Blend. It is approximately 50yards and plied with a white wool yarn. The pink is hand dyed by me, and the blue/periwinkle is commerically dyed.
The pink is a lot brighter in person. I'll have to take better pictures when the sun comes around to the back of the house ... hehe

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Unicorn Tea Party" Yarn

I am in LOVE with this yarn! Not only is it super soft and squishy!, I love the name I came up with! *laughs*
This yarn is a blend of Merino and Soysilk that I purchased from the Fibers West Show I went to in March. There is approximately 131 yards with a W.P.I (wraps per inch) of 8. It is a bit of a thick 'n thin 2 ply but overall is fairly consistent thickness.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Update: Tapestry

I have finally taken the time to take a few pictures of my tapestry that I blogged about here. This tapestry was inspired by a picture of an ancient German tapestry that my teacher had. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of it, at this time. So, here it is... my tapestry. *drumroll*
7-1/4" x 10-1/4"

This picture is the truest version of it's colors. The picture below is a close up of the curls. (I have very poor lighting in my house).

This tapestry took a long time to weave and there are a few things I would like to change about it (i.e. the face) but I am very proud of it, and it is currently hanging on my living room wall.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Etsy Shop Update

I have taken my etsy shop off of "Vacation Mode" and I have added a few new hand spun yarns. So, make sure you stop by and check it out!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quick Update

I have officially finished my winter/spring semester at school! That means I have 4 months off, well... I'll be working of course, but it gives me more time to create things for myself and my etsy shop. I have already started spinning the Merino/Soysilk blend I purchased at Fibers West in March. I'm trying to spin it fairly thin, so I can ply it into a DK weight/12w.p.i. (I'm hoping). Well, like the title says, this is just a quick update. Hopefully I will have more blog posts over the summer.

I'm picking up a drum carder from school tomorrow for the summer! I am SOOO excited!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thrum Yarn

A few weeks ago, my Design teacher asked if I could try spinning some thrums from her machine embroidery projects, into yarn. This is the result:
The yarn is approximately 15 yards - 2 ply - with cotton thread. I wish I would have taken a picture of the cut up threads, in the ziploc bag she gave me, but I didn't think of it at the time. My teacher is giving me more to spin though, so I'll make sure to have a picture of the before and after *wink*

I'm going to be the happiest textile girl ever!

Last week my teacher told us that we are allowed to borrow equipment from school for over the summer! I was so excited to hear this because the "equipment" includes drum carders! Why is this so great you ask? Well, I am addicted to spinning. I have more fleece than a herd of sheep. hehe. So, I was a little concerned that I would have to hand card (slowest method ever!) all my fleece before I could spin it. Which would seriously slow down my production over the summer, for my Etsy shop. But, never fear! I will have a drum carder here! (I talked about the drum carder in a previous post). That will also give me more inspiration for blog posts, which will be nice because I've been slacking a bit. Well, wish me luck on lugging that thing home! Here is a picture of something random, just to add some interest to the post! *wink*

Monday, April 6, 2009

did you know?

2009 is the "International Year of Natural Fibres"?

I haven't had a chance to read the website yet, because I'm on my way to school today, but I'll be dreaming of it all day... Well, before and after my Art History final exam today *gag* lol. So, enjoy the site, leave comments of what you think! :D I'm pretty excited. I'm going to spread the word to my textile friends at school.

Friday, April 3, 2009

For all those designers out there...

I found this t-shirt.



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