Spinning for Feral Beginners

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monkey wearing Monkeys

Monkey Partner Richard in Monkey Jungle Hat

Worked in Vellan's Yarn w/a big knotty stitch for texture and i-cord cast off edge

Close-Up Shot of Texture

All the work was done by Vellan, not me, to make this hat look good. I'm using every last skerrick of yarn -- the last of the ball will go onto a pair of hand cosies

Monday, February 16, 2009

Vellan's Handspun!

Vellan's handspun -- before I left for the USA trip, I loaded her up with some crazy hand-painted sliver. This one is from the Bendigo Readyspin I dyed in Monkeys in the Jungle.

From THIS :

I love the monkey brown and the greeny goodness. Doesn't V spin like a genius?

Vellan's THICKIE handspun -- she insisted on me having this giant pile of white handspun. She should have known it wasn't safe around me, so it is now hand-painted in Luxor. PURDY!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm doing it, I swear

In between writing and sketching for latest design deadlines, I've sneaked in some spindling -- and I'm spinning the spinning fibre shown in the Jan posting (McLaren Vale colourway). The photo just doesn't do this fibre justice and I promise to photograph the threadinprogress. It's olive, diff. purples, and deep foresty greens. It will require a new design. *sigh*

In the meantime -- check out the funky buttons that are too nice to not live with handspun. They're made by a local artist from Australian wood. LOVE THEM.