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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Latest Spinning Adventures! [pic heavy!] on: April 06, 2010 07:24:19 AM
I miss TX in the spring time Sad I grew up just north of San Antonio... Blue bonnets! I want this yarn.

I live in San Antonio and the wildflowers are gorgeous this year! Last year there were almost NO flowers! So bumming. Im glad to see there are more this year Smiley

I miss Texas so bad!!! I just planted some bluebonnets today in my back yard that I picked up when I went home to Houston in January....divine yarns!

I took several pictures of the bluebonnets this year! I had to make a yarn to match. Im glad you like it!! Smiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Latest Spinning Adventures! [pic heavy!] on: April 06, 2010 07:22:46 AM
OK, gotta ask.  How do you get such wonderful pictures??  Do you use a photo box?

I'm loving your yarns!

Had a bonus day at Farmer's Market today where I sold 4 skeins of yarn!  I'm stoked!!

Thank you!

So, I use a sort-of photobox. I made one out of a cardboard box and freezer paper. I don't use any lightbulbs, I just set the makeshift photobox in the window and use natural light! Making a photobox is pretty easy. Much less scary than I originally thought. (and cheap too!)

Congrats on selling the yarn!
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: new scarf for my bf on: March 30, 2010 09:48:56 AM
ooh!! Very nice work! You should feel proud knowing you did a job well done!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Latest Spinning Adventures! [pic heavy!] on: March 29, 2010 11:54:32 AM
Okay, so I'm not very good at posting on Fiber Fridays. I can admit that, but that doesn't mean I'm not spinning! Here some of the stuff I've worked on recently




Texas Springtime
204 yards
Superwash BFL
3.7 oz.
Hand Dyed
All the colours of Texas spring!! I mean have you seen the bluebonnets? It's pretty gorgeous here in Texas right now




Rosebud
148 yards
Various wool fiber (probably merino, but this is a scrap yarn)
Worsted weight




Gunsmoke
285 yards
4.05 oz
100% merino
Worsted-chunky




Gravel
3.6 oz
157 Yards
Superwash Merino and Superwash BFL
Chunky-Bulky




Scrappy
237 yards
Various wool fiber
Worsted




Jeanne
280 yards
Superwash Merino
3.90 oz.




Flowering Weeds
174 yards
Merino/30% mohair
3 oz.




Dirty Grapes
222 yards
Blue Faced Leicaster
4 oz.



Phew!! That was alot. Now that I see how much yarn I have I am feeling pretty accomplished!! ^_^

xoxo
Talia Christine

P.S. - I have tons more photos on my flickr and blog!


5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Carding up a storm! on: March 29, 2010 11:38:51 AM
Ditto on the drooling!! lol Lovely. I think the mint julep is my favorite!

Same!! Mint julep is my favorite too. They are all rolled up here but are so fluffy in person.
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Carding up a storm! on: March 29, 2010 08:04:11 AM
Thank you, Belruel and Dragonflywer!

I probably wont spin these up myself. I like to play with fiber more than I like to turn it into projects right now... haha It's a serious problem.
7  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Jason's Scarf on: March 29, 2010 07:52:24 AM
Awhile back I made a scarf for my dear friend Jason. He is an amazing guy and I wanted to make something for him so I decided on a hand woven scarf.

I chose several natural coloured alpaca fleeces and scoured the fiber. I cleaned and carded the fleeces then spun them up by colour. I spun fiber up to about a worsted weight 2-ply yarn, maybe a little under worsted, then wove it on my Ashford rigid heddle loom










5 alpaca fleeces handspun in their natural colours woven into a lovely plaid.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out!



8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Carding up a storm! on: March 29, 2010 07:09:50 AM
I've been carding faster than I can spin lately!

Here's some of the stuff I've worked up recently--



Ribbons
4 ounces of domestic wool


Mint Julep
3.10 oz of Merino/Baby Alpaca
I loooove this one!! Reminds me of mint juleps on a summer day.


Mermaid Kisses
2.2 oz of hand dyed corriedale




Spring Chicken
2 oz of hand dyed corriedale


Garden Summer Salad
3.5 ox Merino / Baby Alpaca
One of my favorites of the bunch. SOOOOOOO Soft!!!!




Wine & Lace
3.7 oz of Superfine Merino and Baby Alpaca
Luxurious, soft, and smooooth as butter




Cloud Nine
4.2 oz hand dyed merino

Check out more pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/taliachristine/

xoxo
Talia Christine
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - November 6, 2009 on: November 06, 2009 01:18:01 PM
I haven't posted in ages or checked back here in awhile!

Here's what I've been up to lately:




The Princess And the Pea
Made from a Funky Carolina scrappy batt! <3
300 yards worsted weight.
just about 4 oz







Soil
Shetland
4 oz
345 yards
worsted/chunky weight (shetland REALLY blooms!)


I made these yummy handwarmers from Soil:






80/20 merino silk
360 yards
fingering weight

I made the Ishbel from it! <3





xoxo
Talia Christine


10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kid 'N Ewe and Llamas Too festival information?? on: November 06, 2009 08:19:35 AM
Kid'n'Ewe next weekend!!
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