I have been included in my first Treasury on Esty. Charlie had his first inclusion a few weeks ago but this is mine and it is for Berry Confetti!!!
A Treasury on Etsy.com is a neat way to show your appreciation and admiration for another artist’s work. You get to pick 12 items only one can be yours, and most times they follow a specific theme. This Treasury is named …with Altitude! in Honor of it being in Colorado and our elevation. It is really wonderful when another artist admires your work enough to include it into a treasury they create!
Berry Confetti is a hand woven rug that I did from Shetland Rovings on a Peg loom that my Father in law made for me in Scotland. I than dyed it with numerous packages of Kool Aid to get the colour that you see and lightly wet felted it for more strength.
I got the Shetland fleece from my friend Roger, in Pueblo CO, and it was my first time using Shetland fleece. I decided that I do not like working with Shetland fleece in rovings and weaving as it is very soft and falls apart. It would be necessary to hand spin it first and than use it in a rug, or felt it like I did with this rug. I still prefer Merino Fleece for just about everything from rovings to hand spun yarns to mill spun yarns. I do like my long wools though for working with lock formations in my weaving.
August 8, 2009 is the opening reception for the Wearable Treasures Art show at the Fremont Art Center in Canon City, CO. I dropped off my entries for the show yesterday so at least I can breathe and that is done.
Now I plan on getting into some heavy duty spinning and creating some things from that once I make some novelty yarns. I am a bit torn in doing it on my spinning wheel which is faster and my brand new drop spindles, top and bottom, that Christie made for me. Christie’s shop on Etsy is at this link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5594913 She does not have anything currently listed in her shop, but she has been working on my custom order and you can convo her and get her to make you YOUR spindles as well. look at her solds and see some of her designs. She burned our logo into the spindles and we designed the shading and textures ect together. she was the brains and creative, I was only the director. haah
these are a couple of shots of the spindles when she was almost done and ready for the lacquer. aren’t they just lovely?
It has been a very drizzly cold wet rainy day that reminds me of Scotland. Makes me homesick for it. Silly huh? but I am wearing 2 shirts and a sweater, and fluffy slippers..so that must tell you something. After all the hot weather we have had of over 90 degrees heat by 9 or 10 am, this is a bit odd. I do so hope the goaties do not get sick as these huge fluctuations in temperatures are very hard on their bodies, particularly the baby goaties!