Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Down to the wire

Weaving the last bit of a hand-painted silk warp.

This will be my first year participating in a craft sale.  The Westmount Artisans' Festival will be held on, Nov. 10-11 from 10h to 17h. I have no idea what to expect, but I'm looking forward to it.  I still have a lot to do so I've been almost living at the studio.  This weekend I plan to go through everything to have a better idea of what I will bring to the show.

Alpaca Silk warp waiting to be woven.

Organic naturally coloured cotton.
There are a few more items want to make but I really want to finish all of the weaving by the end of next week.  That should give me enough time to get all the finishing done, and print the labels. It's really hard to anticipate what people want, so I've just been weaving the kinds of things I'd want.  If you're in the neighbourhood, do stop by.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Fibre Play

I really need to get all of my stashes (yarn, fibre, fabric, ...) organised. I've been going through my personal fibre stash, trying to wrestle it into some kind of order, and found this.

 It didn't look like much until it was opened up.

It's lovely angora fibre and I have two ounces of it. Just look at the staple length.

I'm not sure what I'll do with it. Should I blend it by combing or carding? Also, what should I blend it with?  I think two ounces should be enough for some fibre fun. I haven't worked with angora before and have no idea what type it is.  Any ideas?