Wednesday, December 23, 2009

She continues to spin

My spinning addiction continues and shows no sign of stopping. The feeling of the fibers in my hands as well as the colors and textures of the dyed locks, curls and rovings just spark my imagination. Then the search begins for interesting things to include such as feathers, fabric, sequins, sparkle, threads, etc. It is a never-ending experiment in creativity. I feel like a magpie in search of flotsam and jetsam for my own little fiber nest!

I am awaiting the arrival of a Pat Green drum carder any day now so that should invite more experiments in creating art batts for spinning and felting too. I am excited about this and am squirming in anticipation! It is fascinating to see how everything blends together and then becomes that perfect art yarn.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More pictures from Camp Pluckyfluff

Here are a few more photos from Camp. I have included yarns spun by various members of the group. There is also a photo of Lexi demonstrating a technique for us. You can also see the little SpinOlution Hopper in the background working away like the big guys and turning out some fabulous yarns.

The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica is a really unique crafting space with supplies for papermaking, quilting, sewing, spinning, felting, knitting and crocheting as well as polymer clay and other things. They also have equipment that can be used and an extensive library available to members. Great concept for a crafting center. Anghered (the owner of the store) joined us for the spinning event and created some fabulous yarns herself.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Camp Pluckyfluff

OMG, what a fantastic weekend! Two intensive days of spinning art yarns a la Pluckyfluff! It was held at the Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica. This is a unique teaching space and crafts store. I highly recommend this store.

Lexi Boeger (Pluckyfluff herself) brings a wonderful spirit and immense talent to her uniquely individual yarn and has a relaxed easy teaching style that is inclusive and encouraging. If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from her, it is worth every penny and you will come away with a new appreciation for what goes into creating art yarns and mad new skills. Everyone was tired but totally delighted by the end of the second day and left with armfuls of fabulous yarns. This was my Christmas gift to myself (I was a really good girl, honest!)

A few photos are attached so that you get a taste of the atmosphere and the yarns created.