Sorry I’ve been awol for a few days. We’ve had a few unexpected events occur in our little corner of the universe lately. But, everything is calming down again, so I’ve snapped a few piccies of my latest spinning attempts.
I hand dyed a skein of the ‘unknown’ roving that I’ve been given to learn with, using the gladwrap & microwave method. It has been spun into a thick & thin single, which I’ve set just as is. I was going to ply it with some fine golden thread, but decided that it would have been a bit of overkill.
The aqua/blue merino/silk has eventuated into a scrummy little bundle. I’ll definately be getting more to spin with. Yum, scrum! I’ve plyed it with some of the light grey unknown wool that I was given. It’s about an 8 ply.
In other spinning news, the next Majacraft Magic Camp will be during the weekend of 19 – 21 February 2010. Soooooooooooo exciting!!! It will be in Upper Hutt, so I get to spend a weekend spinning my little heart out, AND visit my long lost friends who I miss so much in Wellies. (Hi Rachael!!! Miss you!)
Lexi Boeger (Pluckyfluff) will be taking a two day workshop showing us how she makes art yarns. Lexi is the author of “Handspun Revolution” and “Intertwined” and is the world’s leading exponent of this type of spinning. Lexi’s work is just divine, we are very lucky to have her coming over to little old New Zealand 🙂 :-). Are any of you going too? I’d love to hear from you if you are.
A little birdie tells me that the new collections are just about ready for release. I’m finding balancing work with raising two little girls and keeping a house in order a bit hectic to be honest. I’m thinking of releasing the new collections slowely, every Monday like the fabulous Morag of Vintage Purl’s (hope you don’t mind me sharing a Monday with you :-)). I think this will give me a target to work towards, and it give you guys something to look forward to too. I’ll let you all know when Monday Madness begins……….