Thursday, 7 August 2014

Summer

Returning after some silence - have been incredibly busy - only took a little time weekends to enjoy the sun (as much as there was) :-) But-managed to do fibery-ness (posts to follow) and a bit of sketching....

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Update

I've been maybe a bit quiet recently but enormously busy - mainly with starting a new job, but haven't neglected the fibers either :-) As I got more into spinning - my family noticed, and I have got a couple of wonders for Christmas ...
The warm fiery ones are from Threads by Nina - 100% merino in lovely long grading colours...
The rainbow one is the famous Geeks Like Rainbows Too, from Countess Ablaze - I'm still thinking of how to mix this one, there's so many opportunities!
Of course it didn't take long to get started - so I already spun+knit the first 100 grams of the " Under the Maple Tree" colourway - just made two singles and attempted to keep the colours parallel when when plying - to keep the colour change going- and I'm very happy with the outcome:
The thickness is still variable - but that's something I find more of a positive, it gives the knitted pieces a bit of structure / texture. 
During the holidays - and my new commute - I had sometime to venture into (for me) more challenging knitting projects - and it's given me some confidence :-) After a few hats I made for myself and friends (and learned the short rows) I'm getting into lace knitting - I always liked the texture of lace made in thicker yarns than originally intended - so my handspun really seems to work for this... Going ahead with the Elder Tree Shawl - is just the right kind of challenge -- more to follow...

Monday, 6 January 2014

Artist Interview: Kylie Hunt of Paravent

Hello 2014! What would be a better way to start the New Year than with an inspiring interview with one of my favourite artists I've come across in my crafty journey - who's colour use and attention to detail makes her work instantly recognizable, and her designs always give you something new to discover every time you see them. Please welcome Kylie behind the Paravent creations!