Ok. I know it's early but......MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I'm so excited!!! Usually the blog gets updated on Wednesdays and I do not think that it will be updated before then so there ya have it:) We are very excited about the new year to come. There are many fantastic things happening here at the Studio that we will be officially announcing just after Christmas. That's right......we are branching out, getting bigger, producing more products, and introducing a line of sock yarns!!! Oh I can hardly keep it all in. (Keep in mind that this is being typed in between bouts of hand clapping). Most of the announcements will be on the home page but, as we have stated in the past, the blog will most likely be our form of 'newsletter communication'.
With all of the spinning going on I have been wondering if perhaps my weaving was missing me. I mean really, what is a weaver doing spinning?!?!?!? I'll tell you exactly, there has been quite the demand for our yarn:) What a wonderful blessing!!!!!!!!!! Please don't take this wrong, I LOVE to spin......I just feel like I haven't been at the loom in forever!!! Soooooooooo, today I motivated myself to finish a shibori shawl that was started quite some time ago. Originally this was supposed to be a brown and white but I recently had someone request a gold scarf. This was my chance to 'play' with some of the dye that I ordered.
This first picture is some of the progress on the loom. You can see the purple supplement weft threads, they are purple.
This is a picture of the same shawl after it has been removed from the loom and the threads have been gathered and tied. The next step in the process is to dye the fabric. More pictures to come......the only thing I have to say is that I sure hope that the color doesn't turn out how it is looking........bright yellow....ick!!!
Here is a 'extreme close up' of the roving for a custom order of yarn.
This is what happens when you give dye in a salt and pepper shaker (not really) to a true blooded Italian:)
The picture does this no justice at all. You can see here a skein of already spun yarn and some roving both using different brands of dye. All I can say is that I think we are going to be switching:) I am loving how vibrant the colors look in the new stuff.