Sunday, 21 August 2011

Jacey Boggs Workshop


 A fantastic weekend away with like minded spinners. Jacey Boggs is an amazing teacher…I just wished I had more than 2 months experience of spinning before doing this workshop…there is so much to learn!

I had heaps of fun, met some new fibre friends and have lots to practice!!

Below are the samples I managed to produce...you can see I still need a lot of practice with my wheel!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Brass and Steam shawl

Opps, very late in posting this one, I had forgotten all about it. So backdating this one.This is the second project from my Spinners Course at the Spinners and Handweavers Guild.

This wool is spun in fleece straight from the sheep, and then dyed.

The pattern is inspired after Alexander's investigation of what steampunk is.  Then we did a Ravelry search for steampunk, and came up with this shawl, which I love.  It's called "The Age of Brass and Steel, by Orange Flower. A free download pattern on Ravelry.

the green and yellows in this shawl are pretty bright, but I like it like that! :)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Amsterdam Annis



Using the wool I bought in Amsterdam in yellow to remind me of our holiday there. I tried to get wool made in Holland, but there wasn’t any. So I ended up with this yellow from Peru.

The lace work will remind me of Rembrandt’s paintings, and the lace work painted in portrait work.

The yellow reminds me of the Vermeer and Van Gogh’s paintings I got to see in real life, not just out of art text books.

The yellow is not as vibrant as I would have lliked, but the yarn store didn’t have much of a selection in yellow..this muted yellow will probably suit me better anyway!

Pattern: Annis by Susanna IC
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Lace Solids