Sunday, December 20, 2009

Most recent handspun Art Yarns...





I've been having a relaxing time recently with my Majacraft Pioneer spinning wheel - getting some practice in! Doing coils, supercoils & 'granny' coils (!) with a bit of corespinning and also add-ins such as pompoms. These are my latest yarns - all on the huge/super bulky scale of things!

I wish I could spin all day - but 'interesting' things happen when my wheel is left unattended for periods longer than 10 seconds - my kiddies think its a racing car as it has 2 pedals.

I bought an Ashford drum carder a while ago & now need to spend some time getting to know it better & feed it some interesting fibers (or small children).

15 comments:

WondrousStrange said...

Simply beautiful colors and textures!!

Grand Purl Baa said...

That is just wacky wool!

Now go back to GPB and have a look down the side menu until you get to two stand up tall tea cosies with orange fringe around the spouts. Twin tea cosies, called Sleeveless in Seattle. So... it's been done AND there might be something a little 'armless in the new book also. But that is all hush hush.

No Mr Ginga?! Then very good Christmas cheer to you and your family, however it is spread with love.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you!

OMG Loani - those babies are so cool,esp the orange fringes!
I'm awaiting your new book (and will surely finish my Ostrich from your fab previous one sometime in 2010.....).

A Merry Xmas to you too! :)

ArtSparker said...

That is some good-looking seaweed, lady.

Ginga Squid said...

Susan - that is a fantastic idea! Thanks for that - I'm off to dye some greens.....

tikje wit said...

-WOW!-

Heather said...

Vicky--Just found your blog tonight. It is marvelous!! Have a wonderful holiday season and joy- and blessings-filled 2010.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Heather & Tikje!
Happy Xmas to you too!

Pam de Groot said...

I'm lovin those yarns you are a seriously quick learner I think. I have just got my jumbo flyer but she had no bobbins so I will still have to wait! You have a superb eye for colour.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Pam!
I think its just because I haven't reached the stage where I can spin an even balanced single yet - these ones all start from an overspun single, which I can do no probs as I overspin everything!

What spinning wheel do you have?

yvette said...

too long ago since I visit you!
I'm so much in love with your yarn!

happy new year for you and your loveones

yvette

Valerie said...

Such gorgeous yarn, it must be bliss to knit with.

Jasmine said...

This is so gorgeous. I would love a spinning wheel... and a loom... Best stick with felting :)

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Yvette, Valerie & Jasmine!
Happy New Year to you too.

@Jasmine - LOL - no get a spinning wheel! I am starting to have thoughts about looms...... :)

grrl + dog said...

ooh!

yarn porn.
Loving this..