Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Moonlit Sky......I'm calling a do over:)

EtsyFAST, for the August Challenge, has a theme of celestial. I had dyed some alpaca three shades of blue and yellow. I blended the blues then added the yellow then nylon sparkle. When I spun that, I then decided to ply with a deep blue nylon thread. We sat and looked at each process and how the yarn was coming out......was it in fact celestial? Yes but, not exactly what I had in mind so...........I'm doing another skein:) Ursula, my Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio companion and consultant:), has made it perfectly clear that less blending must take place to allow the colors to be more defined. As I spun the yarn and peered over my nose at her, I could see exactly what she was about to say........'I told you'.......just smirking and spinning her almost perfect alpaca single.

So.......I'm calling a do over:) I LOVE the way this yarn came out and really wish that the pictures picked up the sparkle nylon. I'm excited about the next skein as well.....off I go!!!

In other news, on the loom..........................shibori!!! I'll be posting pictures soon!!!
In even more other news.............................Pictures will be posted of the show this Saturday at My Saddle Brook Farm. See the event page for more detail or click here.

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