Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I purchased a spinning kit that included a drop spindle so I was ready to make my own yarn! You can find a similar kit here! I watched several great tutorials on how to spin yarn via YouTube and then I took a whack at it! At first the motions are pretty awkward but I got the hang of it fairly quickly and spun a ball up in no time.
I started off spinning a fairly chunky yarn and I loved the way it turned out, the colors are so beautiful when they are twisted together. I think this yarn is going to knit up perfectly. I'm going to try and practice spinning more often and maybe eventually I'll invest in a wheel so I can spin with more ease. There are so many fun possibilities when it comes to spinning fiber.
My next project is dying and hand painting! I'll definitely be sharing my process here! Have you ever spun your own yarn? If you haven't and you're a yarn junkie you should give it a try!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Lately the kids and I have been dying an obscene amount of eggs to get into the Easter spirit! I decided to hand paint some floral designs on a few and I love how they turned out. I'll be sad when we have to toss them out!
What sort of fun techniques and designs did you do on your eggs this year?