Monday, February 07, 2011

More Homespun!

I've been doing a lot of spinning lately. I love this process. It's incredibly meditative, satisfyingly creative and well, who doesn't love a craft in which the by-product is yarn? Speaking of which, here's a bit of bamboo top...

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This was my first experience spinning bamboo. It was a super easy spin! I loved the feel of it passing through my fingers and check out that sheen! More bamboo top purchases in my future to be sure.

Next up, another pulled silk sari single...

Pulled Silk Sari Single

I love spinning this stuff too mostly due to the fact that pulled silk sari fiber is an inherently wacky spin. Easy to get a thick/thin single during the spin process.

Needless to say, my wheels are getting a workout!

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Many more spools to ply and show. Stay tuned kids!

24 comments:

Sus said...

Ooooh, that bamboo is positively to DIE for!! I can almost 'feel' it from here!! :D

Machelle said...

That is soooo beautiful, the color and the sheen. Wow.
machelle

Daisy said...

That bamboo is just gorgeous. I'm at the weird lumpy yarn stage of learning to spin and am always amazed at the wonderful things people spin.

jennasaurus said...

Amazing. Makes me want to give spinning a try... Seems like it could easily become very addicting. Looks like you have a pretty great set up!

PoetessWug said...

I'm amazed that you're spinning your own yarn!!!...That bamboo looks like it would make a gorgeous scarf or flower! But of course I'd like to make the whole world into a crocheted flower! LOL

Shorty said...

I love what you've created! You are right, that sheen with the bamboo is so beautiful.

CrochetBlogger said...

Looks so beautiful!

TurtleDoveCoo said...

Ooohh, yummy eye candy!

C said...

Where do you get the sari silk? I would love to try spinning with it!

The Belly Dancer said...

Lovely. Lovely Yarns!

Deb (aka bobo) said...

That looks so cool! What a neat way to make truly unique garments. I've been on a crochet hat spree, check out my blog and let me know what you think! :)

http://craftybobo.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

Love the bamboo! What are you planning to make?

Cherie Durbin said...

Your yarn and your wheel are to-die-for!

canvas artwork said...

interesting.

Catherine Veleker said...

Greetings
Love your designs. Ordered the spider web shawl pattern two days ago==the waiting is excruciating but I know you will take care of it. please send to: fireflyfarm@epix.net no matter what my PayPal sez.
Thinking of making this for an edgy prom shawl for a semi-goth neice. Spiders and all.
Thanks,
Catherine Veleker

Gnarly Notions said...

Love the bamboo...the colors are awesome!

Abi said...

Wow, love this. I wish I had the resources to spin my own, and not have to run myself ragged searching for the perfect colour any more.

Barb said...

Gorgeous bamboo!!! And, I love the crocheted eyeball in your header - lol! My kids would love that!

Crochet Baby Booties said...

bamboo is something that I would really like to use.

canvas artwork said...

i agree very beautiful

canvas artwork said...

very, very beautiful, i love it.

Hookalicious said...

That Bamboo is BEAUTIFUL! I am in awe of someone spinning their own yarn! Well done!

Opatija Accommodation said...

loved this colorful homespun.....

Emma Richards said...

Wow I absolutely love your yarn! I really want to get into spinning my own. This might sound weird but my dog has lovely long, soft hair that we have to cut regularly and I'd love to be able to turn that into yarn. Is it possible to do at home without purchasing a full on spinning wheel?