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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Dyed silk on: July 23, 2017 08:28:39 AM
Each bundle is 1oz of shiny smooth mulberry silk. /swoon I dyed them up to use in silk paper making.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted socks on: July 23, 2017 07:48:39 AM
These started out as an emergency yarn purchase when I found I didn't have any fibery
things to occupy my hands in the van on a recent trip into the city.  I even had to buy knitting needles (like I needed more)
These are my 4th(5th?) pair of socks. I knit them top down and somehow messed up one of the heel turns, but I left it that way. They fit my daughter. They were supposed to fit me... Oh well, live and learn, and swatch!

3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Corriedale top dye spree! Image heavy on: July 23, 2017 07:30:45 AM

This is what happens when you buy a 23 lb bump. And these are only 6 oz braids... Just keep dyeing...
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Dyed Merino Bamboo blend top on: June 06, 2017 02:32:27 PM
I kinda went on a dyeing spree!   Shocked  It was fun!  They are mostly 6+oz.. I think some are actually 8... and another is 3oz.

This extra pic is for size comaprison...  that bag of undyed wool the braids are sitting on is one of those large garbage bag sized bags filled full with undyed corridale...
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Belladune's Spinzilla 2016 thread on: October 04, 2016 09:20:39 PM
It's that time of year again!  Spinzilla!!

Start with day 2, cause it's the better picture. Smiley  10 ounces of corriedale wool! all spun in under 5 hours today.

And day 1, was only 4 ounces, spun and plied into a 4 ply yarn, of Shropshire wool.  And I made a wicked meal for a spinzilla day... kinda foolish... but you know... it was delicious... 

5 more days to go!
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle felted me! on: September 07, 2016 06:08:29 PM
Underthemountain and Alteredmommy ran a fabulous swap called the Craftster Trading Card Swap in August. The idea was to send a trading card with your image on it, and some stats about you on the back. (kind of like a baseball or hockey card) It was a really fun swap with a flood of snail mail.  For my card i decided to go with a medium that I like, but never do enough of: Needle Felting.

This is my needle felted me!

I manipulated the image in Pixelmatr, which is a photoshop like program, adding the back ground and frame, and words to achieve this:

Then I printed off around 35 of my images (and the back image) onto sticker paper, and did some paper craft magic to make them all the right size, and shipped them all off! It was an excellent swap!

7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Tour de Fleece 2016 - Week 1 on: July 10, 2016 02:39:32 PM
Whoop! Spinning along with the cyclists in the Tour de France is wonderful inspiration to actually sit and spin quantities of yarn!

First- a 3 ply merino (I don't know the stats, as I haven't washed it.)

Second yarn I finished this week is a Coopworth Corriedale blend with Pulled sari silk for texture.

I'm plying another today, and hope to finish a fourth before the end of the week!
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Shibori style dyed felt scarves on: June 11, 2016 03:33:42 AM

So, I use the term shibori loosely since I don't know if these are exactly folded with proper shibori techniques... But they are folded and then dyed, and then I finish the felting.  I start with pre felt fabric, often merino silk blend.

Here they are folded and stitched or tied in place:

And here are the finished scarves!

Thanks for looking!
9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Simple wet felted scarves on: June 11, 2016 03:24:45 AM
These things are so easy to whip up!  And it's almost like cheating, since all I do is spread out a multi coloured top, muss up the one side a bit, just to give them some firmness, and felt away!

thanks for having a look!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Memory Pillows on: June 11, 2016 03:13:54 AM
My Grandpa passed away 3 years ago in April.  Cry  My Grandma had given us each a shirt of his to do as we wished with, and for 3 years mine hung in the closest, among my husbands shirts.  Just hiding, not being  seen.... I had seen those memory pillows and quilts and thought it would be much nicer to have his shirt out on display, where I could see it everyday.  My sister came up to visit me this April, and she brought her shirt with her, and we made ourselves the pillows.

(I sat in this chair after I took the pictures, and wept a little... It was like sitting on his lap again, at least in my mind...)

This one is mine.  The back is actually well faded... Grandpa loved to fish, so I think he maybe spent a lot of time in his boat in this one.

This one is my sisters (she sewed it herself! and she's not even crafty! lol I talked her through it though Smiley )

Anyway, sorry for the sappy story... I just hope someone who hasn't seen this concept yet does, and thinks it's a great idea Smiley  I love my Grandpa Pillow.
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