Monday, July 18, 2011

Wine and Wool

Yesterday was an adventure of wine tasting and wool spinning. A local winery was a great setting for demonstrating to the public and getting acquainted with some new fiber people.

Tivy Mt Vintners.

Cool in the shade.

Knitting and wine do go together.

Although it looks like the wine made her do it, she did not have a drop.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Using my Diz

I wish I had taken a picture when I first opened the fiber bundle. Guess I was just too excited to get started! This is the Aqua Fresca colorway from Lisa Souza. Zen Top. 50% Merino, 25% Tussah Silk, 25% Bamboo. The fiber was a bit compacted from dyeing. I opened the fibers and then stripped lengths and opened them even more. I am using a diz that I made from cow horn.(available in my etsy shop soon) Can't wait to start spinning. I love this fiber.

After opening a bit.

Through the diz.

See how it smooths the fiber.

Fiber *nests* ready to spin.

I have only just started the prep. This basket will be quite full when finished.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pictures of etsy items

New on my blog is a slide show of items from my etsy shop. Hope you enjoy viewing. I am working on a variety of diz to add to the shop soon. Cow horn is traditional so that I what I am using. Messy and smelly, but I think it will be worth it.