Thursday, May 29, 2008

Collage of Hydrangea & Salvia

Collage of Hydrangea & Salvia, originally uploaded by confections.

This grouping of hydrangea and salvia graces my front porch these days. I must admit that I don't have a green thumb (my sisters got that gene), but I do my best to honor the seasons and am a great aficionado of gardens of all kinds.

My sister went to the local farmer's market yesterday for fresh blooms to bless her home. Our youngest sister and her middle daughter are coming for a week-long visit on Friday and we are rolling out the red carpet.HydrangeaSalvia

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Seascape Roving Hand-Blended with My New Hackle

Seascape Roving (Four), originally uploaded by confections.

Here is my first roving hand-blended with my new hackle from fiberwish/punkie doodle do of

I used some of the fiber and flash included in my order and added in the hand-dyed turquoise Blue Face Leicester from my stash.

This was a great exercise in instant gratification. I still do plan to own a drumcarder one day, but in the meantime, my hackle and handcards will keep me busy creating new blends of fiber and color.Seascape Roving CollageSeascape Roving

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Needlefelted Daisy Collage

Needlefelted Daisy Collage, originally uploaded by confections.

I needlefelted this daisy using a Clover applique mold. The fiber is hand-dyed Targhee wool by Susan's Spinning Bunny--the green leaves from her Clematis colorway, the flower from her Fruit Salad colorway. I hand-blended the colors using my new Indigo Hound Round-II-It hackle.

Needlefelted DaisyNeedlefelted Daisy (2)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pink Polka Dot Latte Ragamuffin Handspun Yarn

I have had a little "away time" from my blog, but I've been busy in my fiberarts studio, organizing and spinning and dreaming.

Ten pounds of wool and mohair fiber arrived on my doorstep earlier this week and I have been gearing up to dye and spin much of it this month.

My new Indigo Hound Round-II-It hackle is here, too, and I can't wait to color blend some roving with it. I was inspired by Deb Menz's book Color in Spinning to purchase the hackle and experiment with this new tool.

I will have family visiting this month and next, so there will be lots of excursions to out-of-the-way places that we only seem to explore when visitors come to town. More on those adventures as they occur!

Pink Polka Dot Latte Ragamuffin Handspun Yarn (2)Cecile Bruner Rose