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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Apple Bloosom Shawl on: June 28, 2009 08:55:10 AM
thanks for lovely comments.... Cheesy
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Apple Bloosom Shawl on: June 26, 2009 07:28:49 AM
It is knitted out of my own handspun yarns in garter stitch to show off the textures and flowers....the yarn with flowers i had in the stash for a few years cuz i dont know to do with it till i saw my other 2 handspun yarns so i said why  not  knit out of these 3 yarns and see... it does works out beautifully...isnt it?





3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Yarns dyed with lichens on: April 07, 2009 12:02:18 PM
Thanks for nice comments... I am planning to knit a shawl out of these lichen dyed yarns when i have enuff yarns after dyeing some more yarns with lichens
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Yarns dyed with lichens on: April 02, 2009 05:55:23 AM
Here is my yarns dyed with lichens

DYED WITH BLUISH GREY LICHENS/AMMONIA


Left to right

First yarn -lichen/ammonia-infused for 3 months then let unmordanted wool steeped in dye for 2 wks..

Second yarn-lichen/ammonia-infused for 3 months then used it to dye premordanted wool with alum and cream of tartar-simmered for 30 minutes and left it in for a week..

Third yarn-same as second one above but with different mordant- copper/ammonia

Fourth yarn- same as second one above but with different mordant- iron

Fifth yarn- infuse same lichen in the jar (same jar that still have some unused dye leftover and lichen with some more water added to it) to extract some more color for a few weeks then add unmordanted wool to dye and let it steep in for 2 weeks

Sixth yarn -unmordanted wool was steeped in same dye as 5th one above for a few weeks

Seventh yarn-mixed lichens/ammonia dye-unmordanted wool

the one i used to dye 1st to 6th yarns with (pink to purple colored yarns)


DYED WITH GREENISH BLUE LICHENS


Left to Right

First yarn- premordanted wool with alum/cot

Second yarn- with copper/vingear

Third yarn - with copper/ammonia

Fourth yarn- with iron


the one i used to dye these yarns (yellow to green colored yarns)
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 6th March 2009 - First of Spring! on: March 06, 2009 11:23:45 AM
Love all of your yarns.. i spun this yarns just in the time for Spring ....

Summer Orange Twist Yarns
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tweeting Bird Necklace!! on: December 22, 2008 05:32:06 PM
Tweeting Bird Necklace is made with polymer clay and glass beads...



7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Snow in the Cranberry Field Scarf on: December 15, 2008 04:49:30 AM
Thanks for nice comments.... it is simple garter stitch scarf nothing fancy just to show off colors and textures of art yarns....I never thought of the color combination either till i tried them out together (actually i was desperate to use up the yarns  that were in the box too long so i can sell finished object in my shop)..That scarf have natural flare to the ends after i handwashed and dried it so i put the cranberry colored borders on the ends to neat it up and amp it up a little bit by taking advantage of natural flares
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Snow in the Cranberry Field Scarf on: December 14, 2008 02:01:30 PM
Made with my own handspun yarns....




9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Ruffled cuff and red choker on: July 13, 2008 06:43:59 AM
Both are knitted out of my own handspun yarns then lined with fabrics..


Pink & Teal Cuff with ruffle




Red Choker
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: New Cuffs on: July 13, 2008 06:36:40 AM
i was like you when it comes to handspun yarns at first but when you start knitting with them you will know what project you want to make out of those yarns (after you experiment with what stitch goes best with yarn)...It is not really hard when you get used to these unqiue or/and textured handspun yarns..they are more fun to knit with when you get used to their different "construction"
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