Sunday, December 25, 2011

Organic Cotton on the Loom

This is an M and O's pattern on the Baby Wolf. It will hopefully be wide enough for fabric to make a blouse or two.  This is using mostly Fox Fibre, some Lunatic Fringe and some Thantax in the colorgrown organic cotton yarns.  It will darken and get more beautiful after washing sort of like the bottom picture.



Funky colors

Sometimes the colors I paint on the top is because I want a certain effect...like forest or flower garden.  Here is what Forest looked like as a yarn.  The fine Aussie roving has sold.



And this is Sunset in Fine Australian top (a medium fine like corriedale) and yarn:



This one is a fairly unusual color combination for me in untreated Merino top



This is a fairly bright combination I would never think I'd like to spin, and yet the yarn looks like a fun project!

this is a technique taught by Kathy Withers at Unique Designs by Kathy.  It's using elastic as a core




One of my favorite spinning fiber, SeaCell Merino blend in some blues and hybiscus



And finally the current challenge:

The yarn is on the wheel.....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow in the Mimbres!!!

With 8 inches or more of snow we are snowed in.  No traffic on the road and my little low to the ground car is in the carport...no chance of getting out right now!  Who would have thought?



Where is my studio?

Friday, November 25, 2011

A display of what I do

This was a bit of a display of what my studio holds. I handpaint yarn and fiber for fiber artists, weave and sell cones of yarn.

Monday, November 21, 2011

New project on the Loomcraft

This is a name draft overshot pattern designed by dje handwovens. The one I wove that she put into a kit at IWC was tencel and Rayon in lovely fall colors.  This is yarn from my studio, a handpainted 20/2 silk with handspun silk weft.  It's looking rather nice! It will be a scarf when finished.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Natural Dye Workshops with Ric Rao

open fire getting dye stuffs ready



pile of undyed fiber

cochineal very purple

cochineal and oxalic acid for scarlet
snake weed

cosmos



full line of color

full line of colors!

samples of what we were aiming for




extracting liquid of walnut bath

all of us

all of us "down" so you can see more of the colorful yarn
Lots of fun!