I'm super excited to share my first projects!! I just LOVE my new loom! I think weaving shows off art yarn fantasticaly!
This first shawl I'm using some beautiful yarn I fspun! It's tailspun kid mohair, rambo locks, xl merino locks, cotswold locks, fabric, bling, bamboo, sari silk, banana silk, and novelty yarn snippets. I started weaving before I even took good yarn shots!!
I used a bamboo/silk blend for the warp..
I am SOO excited!! I am LOVING the project!! It's just over 12" wide, 5' long (before fringe) shawl.
I just finished my second shawl and it's my most favorite thing EVER!! For the weft, I corespun the yarn from a fun mix of textured batts with a soft base of baby alpaca and cashmere. I added some strips of a colorful silk scarf, brightly dyed banana silk, and strands of rainbow sequins. I autowrapped the yarn in a silver holosparkle thread- Yarn:
I used an organic cotton yarn in chocolate for the warp.
I wove it on my Ashford Knitters Loom. It's 18 inches wide and just over 6ft w/o fringe and just about 8ft with fringe. I LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I have 2 skeins left, so I'm going to make a scarf. Rewarping the loom today for another shawl this size! I just LOVE weaving!!
Happy Friday everyone!! I did some fun spinning this week!
My favorite this week is a combo of textures.. I used a batt with bamboo, silk and alpaca, and also some loose teeswater locks. I corespun it all (tailspun the locks) with spots of lurex autowrapping. I also added silk fabric, sequins strands, lurex, angelina, banana silk and firestar Ice Castle, 80 yards (over 6 oz!!)
I did an extreme tailspun yarn.. it's 13 yards from 3 oz! The most beautiful cotswold curls! Tropical Fish
here's a rainbow corespun of all sorts of fibers and textures Clown Pants, 64 yards
I also did a couple yum soft spun singles It was a Dark and Stormy Night, 96 yards, sw bfl
Happy Friday eveyone!! I'm spinning really hard for the tour de fleece.. so I've got a lot to share! My goal is to complete at least one yarn a day thru the tour.. and so far I'm on my goal!!
This is the starting morning.. July 4th. Some merino, cashmere, silk, bamboo, banana silk and sparkle on the bobbin...
Aquarius- 4 oz and 43 yards of corespun/tailspun kid mohair locks with 5 colors purple flashing angelina
King of Pop- black and white alpaca and silver angelina batts, red and carbonized bamboo, red black and white kid mohair locks, gold jumbo bling, red gold and aluminum angelina, red white silver black and gold sequins, red and black silk fabric, red sari silk, red silver and gold lurex This yarn was screaming for me to make it a reality since MJ's death. I got Thriller when it came out on LP- when I was 7. MJ was a huge part of my life soundtrack.. I wanted to spin a yarn that included the iconic images I have of him from my growing up... the white sequins glove, the white tshirt and black hat, the red jacket with black zippers, the crazy gold leotard outfit.. This yarn has it all! I'm really happy with how it turned out!
Forest Floor-3 oz- yardage not measured yet, corespun assorted fibers
Green Apple- 4 oz- not measured yardage yet. Carded kid mohair locks and angelina, and uncarded locks. I spun this yarn "mohairy" (translucent over novelty yarn) with spots of tailspun locks
School of Fish- This has to be one of my fave yarns I've spun this week! I blended a mix of blue farm wool's (targhee, corridale, cormo, merino x) with rainbow kid mohair locks and TONS of blue angelina. I just LOVE it!! This one is destined for my new loom!! There's SO much texture from the locks and the different fleeces
Let the sunshine in- Corespun uncarded targhee/finn fleece with angelina and glitterati
Macaw- merino/seacell with angelina
Fiery Sunset- bfl/silk with angelina
Some supercoils-- will be turned into necklaces
More supercoils destined for necklaces
I made some fun fiber necklaces with felted yarn, felted cords and crochet ribbon.. wear your fiber art!!
I also felted some YUMTASTIC vegan soaps (well.. the soap is vegan.. not the wool sweater around it!) LOL!
I carded up 15 batts last week as well!! I'm on a carding frenzy.. and will be at it tonight and tomorrow as well!!