Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is it Friday Yet?

What a long day........ but wow, I had this package to greet me when I got home!!!

My warping board came!!! Now to figure out how to use it!!

So I opened the box and put it together. Next thought.... I have to clean my fiber room so I can fit another toy into it.... I pushed, shoved, threw away, packed on shelves all the "stuff" laying around and I can at least walk into the room now. Here is a picture of the warping board put together.
Here is my loom. I've had it since July. I have dishtowels on it right now but hope to get them done in the near future!! Guess that's all for tonight.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Week-end of Dyeing!!

I was able to attend a week end dyeing party!! It was a great learning experience. I didn't realize how much work went into the preparation of the yarns and materials that are hand dyed. Let alone the different ways to make the designs in fabric. I dyed some cotton yarn, and other yarns that I had a home that were mixtures of cotton and wool. I bought some wool fabric and dyed it and hope to cut it into strips and use it to weave a rug or two.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yippee My First Post!!

First I have to Thank my cyber friend Ariel for "nudging" me to do this. I've thought about it for a long time, and she gave me the umph to do it!!! THANKS ARIEL...........

I'm off to a session on Dyeing. When I've told people that they ask me if I'm going to be a hospice helper!! NO I'm going to learn a new skill today. The art of dyeing fabric, yarn etc. I can't wait, It's going to be a wild ride. Just hope I don't come home looking like a smurf :-)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rainbow Baby Blanket

I made this almost like the pattern. The only difference is I left the corners scalloped.
It was a lot of fun to crochet.