That moment when you come across your first... ugh.... string that you thought was yarn but you were so happy it just wound on the bobbin! Even if the picture was in focus it wouldn't be any better 😂😂😂!
The madder dyed eri silk just after drying. We wove all the yarn into scarves which will be online next week! 🤗
They are already available at the Grassimesse this weekend 🌿🍁
Oh and of course, Happy Diwali to everyone! 💫
Experiencing a teensy bit of project regret. While prepping for this spin, I got so stuck in thinking it had to be done a certain way, it blinded me to the best way, which clarified in my brain about the time the project was finished. I was happy with how it turned out until then.
Anyway, this hat is for Darren (which is why it is so huge), and he present a real challenge with his request, so… mission accomplished!
Day 18 #continuedinthefiber
@winstonalwayswins got a hold of the Lincoln longwool roving ball and had himself a good old fashion wrestle fest. The judges are still figuring out the winner. Ironically, the knotting that he introduced into the fiber have made for some interesting features in the yarn, so maybe I am the big winner. I am getting pretty close to skeining this yarn and getting it ready to use in weaving. I got two spinning projects on deck: an Aniroonz charcoal Wensleydale and a light grey Swaledale. The Swaledale came highly recommended by a friend, so I may move it to the front of the roving pile.
I was feeling the urge to do a rustic spin. I came across this lovely brown Romney in a basket at @thefibrenook the other day and I didn't waste any time spinning it up. It's a lovely 3 ply woolen spun Aran weight. Mittens maybe?
Trying to get the best out of this lovely Jacob fleece my uncle gave me. The skein on the left was carded and pre-drafted and the specialness of the fleece just disappeared. The right hand skein was spun from minimally processed flicked locks and it's so much better. Trial and error.
Sometimes Sam mostly takes blurry photos this was the only one in focus it's finally hat weather this is my handspun Lowlands hat with my matching Lambing mitts, also wearing old favourite Breathing space jumper #autumnandsweaters#tincanknits#handspun#i ❤hats
Kennt ihr eigentlich noch das #texturedyarn aus Leicesterlocken? Im Moment beschäftige ich mich hinter den Kulissen wieder mit Locken. Ich wasche einen Teil meines Rohwollstashs und färbe einiges. Aber vor Allem steht in der nächsten Woche eine besondere Lockengarnbestellung an, die ich gerade vorbereite. Schaut doch mal nächste Woche in meine Story, da gibt es einen Live Post während der #artyarn Spinnerei! #handspun#handspinning#handspinner#handdyed#backtothewheel
This is the fabric of the Forest Rain shawl, fresh off the loom! It is approximately 3.5 yards long (exclusive of fringe), and 25.5 inches wide. Woven of merino/silk blend, the blue warp falls between the mountains of handspun weft, reminiscent of rain in the Pacific Northwest! It will be listed exclusively on in our shop by Saturday morning!
Simple fingerless mitts with a basic thumb gusset and rolled edges. Modeled on Toasty mitts by Leslie Friend.
The hat is a made up pattern based loosely on the Mario Beret and the Sister Hat. Nice and slouchy for maximum warmth.
The yarn is years old bfl dyed in the colorway "Lovesick" and spun into a heavy worsted/aran two ply.
I'm so happy with both of these pieces and equally happy that they were so well received by the recipient. It's always heartwarming when your handmade goods are loved.