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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - December 19th 2008 on: December 19, 2008 03:23:09 AM
Happy Fiber Friday everybody!
I just got the news that my application was accepted and I'll be at my first ever craft show in June 2009! So excited, so much to plan and spin.  Cheesy
And spinning I did, I've done a lot of plying lately.

Murano - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle II (slightly darker) - 97 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Guess - 292 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Berry Cheesecake - 257 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkand wool

Enchanted - 228 yards (2skeins), one ply is a Merino, bamboo, soysilk blend the other Falkland wool, all handdyed

and a few singles for a change
Tranquil - 237 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkland wool

Chaos - 168 yards, handcarded handdyed Romney and Cotswold wool, natural brown Romney lambs wool, silk, linen, suri alpaca and sparkle all striped with Lurex thread

Perhaps - 89 yards, handcarded Falkland, Gotland lamb, Cotswold lamb and Merino wool and a bit of sparkle.

Hope you all found some spinning time in amongst the Xmas preparations  Wink
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday November 14, 2008 on: November 14, 2008 03:51:25 AM
Happy Fiber Friday!  Cheesy

Hope you all had nice week with some quality spinning time  Wink
Here are my latest yarns:
Fairytale - 94 yards, handdyed Teeswater locks, just fluffed up and corespun

Illusion - 211 yards - handdyed Falkland wool plied with novelty thread and glassbeads

Pippy - 350 yards, self-striping, handdyed Falkland, Merino and Corriedale wool.

80's - 278 yards, self-striping, handdyed Falkland wool,

Goblin - 100 yards, handdyed Falkland wool and handfelted Merino beads

3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / FIBER FRIDAY! 1/26/07 on: January 26, 2007 01:37:11 AM
It's Friday again!  Grin
I'll take more photos tomorrow. But for now I start with these 2.

Nature -  handdyed Falkland wool, spindle spun

Nightfall handdyed Falkland wool with bats (from handmade Merinofelt)

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Trying to get the perfect autumn yarn... on: November 18, 2006 07:48:25 AM
Over the past few weeks I have been trying to spin the perfect autumn yarn.
First I got this

Next up was this

Then I got the right colours

And today, at last I got it! Captured the autumn mood in fibre!

Can you spot the yarn?

It has red glassbeads spun in to represent the gorgeous little berries.
Mission accomplished. Can you tell I am happy? Grin Roll Eyes
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / VOODOO DOLLS... on: September 24, 2006 11:54:38 AM
Voodoo Doll Pincushions of course! Wink
No, I am not involved in any type of witchcraft or black magic.

Each Voodoo Doll is completly needle felted. The body is natural Falkland, the details are Merino and the mad hairstyles are dark Wensleydale locks.

These 5 are currently on vacation in Canada spending some time with Lexis.

I had soo much fun making them.
Hardly anybody knows what needle felting is so when you do it in public of course people are going to ask you what the heck you are doing. So I just told them the truth "Oh, I am making Voodoo dolls".
The reaction was usually something like "Yeah right, and now what are you REALLY making?"
People think I am weird. I mean other women have lipstick in their handbag I pulled out a few Voodoo dolls Wink

edited to remove broken links GO
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Felted placemats and napkin holders on: September 22, 2006 10:46:49 AM
I posted a while ago about my plan to felt a wedding present for friends. I felted them personalized placemats and napkinholders.
But because I finished them last minute I didn't get a chance to take decent pics.
Here are the crappy ones I have, just to give you an idea.

I've used carded natural Falklandwool as a base and handspun handdyed yarn for embellishments. The skein is one of the first ones I spun and I loved the colours in it so much that I always held on to it waiting for that special project to use it for.

I wetfelted the grey base. When I felt it can never be too soapy and there is always plenty of foam. Wink

The designs are needlefelted on freehand. Like me bride and groom love celtic stuff. So I went for a celtic heartshaped knot (like you find on those handcarved wedding spoons) in one corner and their initials on the opposite one. (The mats are set on the curved top of a chest, that why they look bend and out of shape)

And here some close ups

They really liked it so it was worth every minute that went into making this present.
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday September 22 on: September 22, 2006 01:37:49 AM
Yey! For the first time get to start a Fiber Friday. Cheesy

All made from Falkland this week. I love that wool.

Waterfall - Spindle spun


Golden Harvest - plied with golden thread and little matching glassbeads



What have you been up to?

8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Little Mouse & Teddybear on: September 17, 2006 10:12:17 AM
Today I was trying to get small and smaller with my needle felting. Here is the outcome.
A little mouse:
and a tiny teddy:
Here posing with bumble for the family album:
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Long time no spin - at last new yarns! on: September 10, 2006 12:45:37 PM
I really enjoyed my holidays! Although I didn't travel anywhere without my spindle I didn't spin very much. But now I am back into my old routine. No day without spinning. At least a little bit. Wink

Amerasu - handdyed Falkland

Seaspray - handdyed Falkland

Shakespeare- handdyed Falkland

Clowns - handdyed Falkland and Merino with mini coils

Fluorite - handdyed Viscose
10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Complete felted outfit - Reversible! (image heavy) on: July 24, 2006 04:01:47 PM
I finally get to show it off since the skirt dried today!
Purely wet felted (no buttons, seams, zips or velcro used).
Both skirt and corset top can be worn inside out. It's hard to see in the pictures but the inside and outside are different hues of blue. Combined with different matching accessories it is two outfits in one.
can be turned into this (that's what my bag was for Wink)
I was thinking of a bluebell blossom when I felted the skirt. The whole outfit fastens with ties which I felted straight in.
I felted in some handspun yarn for texture and contrast. The back of the top is too long though. That's why there are these big folds. The next one I'll felt will be shorter.
And the other sides
Paired with a matching torque and stole

Don't ask me how many hours and days went into creating all of this. I seriously lost count. It took a loooong time. I am glad it's finished now. Cheesy

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