Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Creative 365: Days 83 & 84

As if I needed anything else to try out! My new addiction....I received my drop spindles in the mail yesterday, and so I have been playing. Lots!  With strips of cotton fabric (very very thin) and other bits of fibers, mostly wool and cottons, some silk, I started spinning with my top whorl spindle.  The first attempts were pretty pathetic, but by the time I got to the red/blue mix, I had gotten the spin down and I'm pretty happy with the results! I have some vintage wooden bobbins, the big ones, and I intend to wrap this funky highly textured-knotty-recycled "yarn" on them.

The little card was first one I did, and I didn't get the twist right on it, but I kept it anyhow as it has this really highly textured and looseness to it that I liked.  I intend to try and spin some of my own yarn as well once I get my hands on some wool roving. 

Also made some good progress on the newest cross stitch design as well. 

There is something to be said for rainy days!

1 comment:

  1. This is fascinating, like painting with fibers. Your blog is full of creativity!!!


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