Saturday, June 18, 2011

Creative 365: Days 87 & 88, Spinning, Painting & Burning

The sun is hiding today, so it wasn't a very good day to snap pictures of what I've been working on yesterday and today! So I took what I could, the rest will have to wait until tomorrow and hopefully the appearance of natural light!

I have been, you guessed it, spinning. I finished this 90 yard skein of 3 ply fabric yarn, made with many different fabrics, all recycled/upcycled from remnants and clothing that I cut apart. It's very earthy and autumn-y.

I also finished ( I think) a set of 4  8" x 8" quilt blocks. I painted all four after doing some stitching with rescued wool needlepoint fibers and attaching vintage mother of pearl buttons, some that I harvested off of the clothing I cut up for the fabric yarn, and others that I have found in my second-hand store travels.  And then just to add something different, I ripped holes here and there and burned the fabric. 

Tomorrow? I think it will be a photographing day, and if it is raining still and overcast? Stitching and coffee. 


  1. I love that you take second hand clothing and make yarn with it! Does denim work? What are you using the yarn for?

  2. yarn looks enticing.....I bet its satisfying to spin.

  3. Carolyn, I am selling the yarn on Etsy, and am using some now for my own crochet project. And funny you should ask about the denim! I was just thinking about that last night! I am going to give it a try.


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