Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
My good friend Kitty Kat Dance is a doll dressmaker extraordinaire. This whimsical photo of hers offers a glimpse of the magical worlds she creates for her dollies and friends. You are in for a treat when you visit her Etsy shop or her flickr photostream. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
As promised, here is some of the first yarn that I handspun on my new Rose spindle. It is a French-Russian hybrid supported spindle that was made by Lisa Chan of Gripping Yarns. The fiber is carded wool sliver that I hand-dyed with Kool-Aid.
Below are my kick spindle and Spindolyn, each sporting yarn that I handspun in July for the Tour de Fleece.
Monday, August 9, 2010
The elderly couple in this photo, William Henry Goyne and Nancy Eade Stevens Goyne, are the great-grandparents of a good friend of mine. I had been working on a family tree for her on ancestry.com.
I was contacted by a member who recently found this photograph tucked into a Charlie Brown/Peanuts book she had bought for her children at a thrift store. She contacted me and shared a digital file; she is sending the original to me as well, and I will pass it on to my friend.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
It is a hybrid French/Russian style hand spindle that Lisa calls a "Rose". I'm getting the knack of spinning with her and will post some photos of my efforts in a few days. "Practice, practice, practice!" is my current hand-spindling mantra.
There are at least two general categories of hand spindles: drop spindles and supported spindles. The Rose fits into the latter category and that realm is relatively new to me. I've been a lurking member of the Yahoo group "Spindlitis" for a couple of years now. I guess I am smitten with all things related to hand-spindling at the moment ♥