SILK, SILK, SILK!!!

Is it wrong to have SILK COCOONS spun onto EVERY spindle you own?

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I think NOT!!! Just look at those yummy BON BON’s of BLISS!

How could any spinner resist?

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I am always surprised when someone asks me how to

use a fiber and then actually does just that.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The finished MASTERPIECE speaks for itself……Sublime!

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Basil & Spindles & Squash…..Oh MY!!!

Good Thoughts for a TRAGIC day in history…..
I spent the morning in the garden picking the leaves off the stems of BASIL for PESTO making…the heady scent filling the air around me as the Goldfinches, Red House Finch, Chickadees & Nuthatches sang their varied and beautiful songs. My outside Kitty wrapping herself around my ankles as my Welsh Corgi tried to eat Basil leaves, but kept spitting them out…I felt relatively safe. This is a luxury that people in some countries don’t take so much for granted. After my batch of PESTO (YUMMY!) I plied the first yarn ever spun on the new ZEPHYR turkish style spindle, again, out in the garden with the sound of the tweety birds drowning out the traffic on West Eleventh Avenue.
Thought for the day: Any day that I am not living in SYRIA is a really GOOD day!Basil

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Building a SPINNABLE Feast……

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“Feast” is a Mixed Media ART Yarn experience, for the adventurous SPINNER.
Over 20 luxurious ingredients go into this FEISTY mix….hand built in my studio and available in Golds, Oranges, Poppy, Pinks, Reds, Violets, Blues, Greens, Turquoise, Ice Forest (all sparlky whites!) Soft/neutral beiges, chocolate and BLACK. Offering this for the first time RETAIL.
Lovely presentation in a cellophane cone with silk ribbon ties. 4oz – $40bucks. I will suggest that you grab an armful, set it on your lap and basically deal with every tid-bit as it presents itself to you and MAKE IT WORK….feed it to the wheel! I like to ply mine with a 60/2 silk thread or metallic thread for extra shizzle…Divine! Let me know if you want some before I hit the SHOW circuit. fyberfiend@yahoo.com
PSS: I will be teaching this at Fiber in the Forest in May 2013.

Deep Freeze – Studio Time

BRRRRR…with this cold snap, I have plenty of time in my home studio to prepare for upcoming Fiber Festivals.  Winding skeins, dyeing yarn and fibers, packaging & labeling are not the most creative part of the process, but necessary for progress!

Buckets full of soaking wool, silk and various fibers fill the floor and fill the air with the heady scent of vinegar and wet critter fluff.

You have just read my very FIRST blog post …..  more to follow!