Tuesday, 17 July 2007

On holiday

I'm going home to visit my parents and friends, but will return early August.
Here is something pretty to look at whilst I'm gone:

The process of making my Antique corset art yarn, which is available for sale in my etsy shop.

All the beads, buttons, ribbons, lace and fabric that went into this project:
The roving is hand dyed falkland wool plus there are so many little things that went into this yarn. Spinning it and making sure that everything is securely attached was a fun challenge.
Antique corset art yarn - material

The finished skein, all handspun on my turkish spindle:
Antique corset yarn

...and a close-up:
Antique corset yarn closer

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Old penny

This is my latest yarn, it's pure Merino and it's called 'Old penny'.
The colours are a subtle rusty red and an old fashioned green.
Other than this I have been working on a thin 2ply Merino/silk yarn - it's taking a lot longer than I thought it would.
After this I will surely start on a bulkier yarn, either with some sequins or perhaps even a complete art yarn!
I've also been part of a beautiful swap called the Magic roving swap, where amongst many other things I received this absolutely stunning orifice hook!