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11  Re: Fiber Friday 6/22 in Spinning: Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: June 22, 2007 08:24:33 PM
FeralFeminine, did you dye the bamboo yourself? I have access to both Kool-Aid and acid dyes, but prefer the former since it isn't composed entirely of toxic waste.

Anyhoo, here's mine for the week:

Invisibility Cloak, 654 laceweight 2-ply yards of merino/tussah blend (blues and greys and silvers! yum!):

Honey, I Blew Up the Peacock, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Hand-Carders, 90 worsted to bulky 2-ply yards of random blue and green colonials (about eight different rovings thrown together):

Have a lovely weekend! Everyone's yarns look wonderful!
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12  Re: Fiber Friday 3/23 in Spinning: Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: March 23, 2007 01:29:32 PM
Yay! First skein on my new wheel, a gorgeous and amazing Kromski Minstrel! I put it together yesterday afternoon and started spinning this immediately.  Twelve hours later, at 3 in the morning, I finally finished. . . I need to go get more of the same roving and make another of the same size, so I can have a lovely yummy pair of socks.  I thus present to you Blood Oranges, 2 oz. of blended merino and colonial, 156 yards, sockweight.

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13  the FAAAAHBULOUS rug-weaving I've been doing--holy cheese it's image crazy! in Weaving: Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: January 18, 2007 08:46:21 PM
So this past summer I apprenticed at the Portland Fiber Gallery in Portland, Maine, my hometown.  I came back from school this past semester dying to weave, and so whipped out three rugs during my winter break.

Here's the first one I made, which is about 3 feet by 5 feet and made entirely from fabric in my mom's quilting stash (the brown is the center, contrary to the proportions of the first picture):

and a close-up of the weaving:

And artistically arranged on top of my cat:

The second one I made was for my boss at the Fiber Gallery.  She gave me the yarn, told me roughly how much she wanted of each color, and then left on vacation for a week and let me design the pattern myself.  The yarn is a mohair/wool blend by Wilde and Woolly, and the rug is about 3 feet by 7 feet.
See, you can kind of see my cat in this picture (he's the lump on the right):

first closeup of the stripes:

second closeup of the stripes!

The third rug is what I like to refer as a floor sweepings rug--it's some yarn we wanted to get rid of at the Gallery, and some strips left over from my rag rug, and the warp that was left after I finished my boss' rug.  About 3 feet by 4 feet:


Thanks for looking! It was a great way to spend winter break!
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14  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP ROUND 3 in The Swap Gallery by JoyousBohemian on: January 18, 2007 08:19:47 PM
So since all my cards have been received, I thought I would deliver my adieu and my thanks with a picture of my wonderful helper during the craftin' process:

Hope none of you were allergic to cats--there's twenty-some (gorgeous and loving and annoying) pounds of him, and that's a lot of allergens.  Not to mention hair stuck in the glue.
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15  Re: Paper Snowflakes dipped in Wax (complete w/ photos) Folding tut added in Winter Holidays by JoyousBohemian on: January 18, 2007 08:13:12 PM
I finally got a chance to upload to pictures of the Christmas cards we made following this lovely pattern! Here are some examples:

We used mulberry paper in white, cream, and gold tones for the snowflakes, along with a white vanilla-scented candle, and white cards.  The insides were printed with a quote from Much Ado About Nothing that ran, "silence is the perfectest herald of joy".  Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!
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16  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP ROUND 3 in The Swap Gallery by JoyousBohemian on: December 27, 2006 09:14:40 PM
Ha HA! The scanner is now my lowly, conquered lackey.  All of the ATCs I've received so far and haven't been showcased here yet are below: (but one--selise, yours will be in the next batch, I promise! It's beautiful!)

top row, starting from the left: autumn and bollywood by alteredmommy, spicy foods by knittingnyxxie, and graffiti by charliebrown.
bottom row: two from a personal swap with teeisme on NPR (my addiction, bellydance by charliebrown, and old-fashioned romance by OY. 
Love them all!
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17  Re: 'What do you look like?" atcs! in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by JoyousBohemian on: December 27, 2006 08:30:14 PM
Me, in ATC form!

Oh, I'm addicted. . .

p.s. you all are incredibly beautiful and I am happy to be in your company!
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18  And that's the end of the story. . . in Spinning: Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: October 31, 2006 02:26:51 PM
So remember this skein from two Fiber Fridays ago that I was trying to decide what to do with? To ply or not to ply?

(A visual reminder)

Well, after some consideration, I plied it with itself.  Here are the results!

The skein in all its plied glory.

Scale shot, with a fortune cookie fortune:

It's worsted weight, spindle-spun and plied, Kool Aid-dyed, and about 125 yards.  Now, what to do with it?
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19  Re: Fiber Friday! (20 Oct 2006) in Spinning: Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: October 20, 2006 06:56:31 PM
Doood, I finally get to post in Fiber Friday!

No name yet, due to pending questions of plyage.  270 yds unknown kinda crap wool from Halcyon Yarn, spindle-spun laceweight and then generic Kool-aid dyed.  This is the only skein I have with me that's off the spindle--I have about 200 yards of laceweight chocolate brown merino on there right now, in preparation for plying it with a mint green merino and having a bonafide Andes' Mints-flavored skein of yarn.  Also, since I like to spin thin, only have one spindle, and am a senior in a ridiculously-overworking college, it's often a while between finished products. 
So here's my question to you all.  To ply or not to ply? It'd be with itself if I do, or I might scamper off with the chocolate brown and save the green for another project.  Thoughts?
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20  Re: 100 Journal Swap in The Swap Gallery by JoyousBohemian on: May 13, 2006 11:18:04 PM
Thought I'd just show y'all what I was up to on the goddess journal.  This is the second page (and the only one I took a picture of):
The skirt is lilac and redbud petals, which were showering on me every time I ventured outside. 
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