Friday, February 10, 2012

It is Friday Finally

What a long week. Had my evaluation at work and that turned out to be a very unpleasant experience for everyone involved. I put up with a lot but somethings I just can't turn my head and walk away as I should.

Creative wise, I have made several flowers and a start on a hair barrette. I think I told you I am trying to develope a line of felt that will work with spring and summer shows since scarfs and wraps just don't sell in the South when it is hot, obviously.

Yesterday I got in 7 ounces of multi-color Cotswald and some dyed silk of the same colors. I plan to start combing it this weekend. I hope to spin it in my wheel if it ever gets here. It was ordered from the factory in the Netherlands and is in transit across the Atlantic ocean at the moment. I know Cotswald felts hard but spongy if that makes sense but I have no idea what type of yarn it will make.

Next week I am teaching a dyeing class. We will dye silk, wool and yarn. Next class will be nuno with what we have dyed. I am using organic dyes since I don't want to deal with respirators for the whole class but the organic colors turn out pastel and not very bright. Maybe I can make up a couple pots of chemical dye to show the difference.
Well that is it for this week. Hope you have all had a nice one and an ever better weekend.


Teresa said...

I think you will love your wheel. I have a Louet too. Got it for the same reason - the large orifice - but now I spin sorta fine yarn with it too. For dyeing, you could try Kool-aid. You can get pretty bright colors. Good luck.

FiberArtisttoo said...

I think I will like my wheel too. It seems to be on a very slow boat from Europe though. In the meantime, I am making myself finish up old projects and I have a show in late March and as always need more inventory. Never a quiet moment these days.
Can you send me any pictures of your yarns so I can post them here, with credit to you of course!