Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I'm going to try to be a better blogger instead of waiting to so long in between posts, so I'm just checking in with some of the things I've been working on. Of course, I try to spin and knit every day. Here is the skein that I spun from a batch of my "Pastiche" that I posted last time. (63 yd. 4.7 oz.)
I am still trying to figure out how to photograph my "Pastiche" so that I can post some of it on Etsy. I am such an amateur photographer that no matter what I do, I just can't seem to capture the beautiful qualities of these fiber mixes, but I'll keep trying.
I have been doing more felting this week. I can't tell you how much fun this is. I am flying by the seat of my pants, just being creative and throwing fiber and stuff around. What fun!
If you want to see some truly amazing and spectactular felted pieces, take a look at Pam DeGroot's blog -- http://pamdegroot.blogspot.com It is well worth perusing her blog. Pam is from New South Wales, Australia. I am in awe of her work. What an inspiration!
I've been spinning cashmere/silk (50-50), natural colors, and started a scarf -- very soft, luxurious and silver.
And in getting my ducks in a row for traveling around this year, I registered for Golden Gate Fiber Institute's summer intensives. I'll be taking Abby Franquemont's spindling class and Jacey Boggs' novelty yarn class. And I reserved a room at the Old Taos Guesthouse for the Taos Wool Festival first weekend of October.
This coming Sunday, I'm off to Seattle for a week to visit a friend. Our explorations will take us to the Madrona Fiber Retreat in Tacoma. This is a fun event and entrance to the marketplace is free. Last year, there were some great vendors. I'm looking forward to spending some $$$ on fun fibery things -- you know, things I really NEED.