Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cottage Gardens

Last year at Rhinebeck, I bought 4 ounces of fiber. I was looking for fiber that had been dyed using a few different colors. I was inspired both by looking at the before and after pictures of stuff that javajem had spun up and also by My So Called Scarf and how the colors blended in so well together. With those thoughts in mind, I went shopping and came home with this:

Frabjous Fibers - BFL - "Cottage Garden"


This was spun on Suzie and soon became a bobbin full of singles:

Frabjous Fibers - Cottage Garden


With the bobbin looking like that, I decided that I would try to create long color blocks rather than trying to mix and match because of how this was dyed and packaged. In order to create something like what javajem had been spinning, I would need roving that was more splotchy with colors.

Finally, after being Navajo plied and set, it became 230 yards of soft soft fiber:

Frabjous Fibers - BFL all spun up

2 comments:

bethc said...

That's beautiful!!

Javajem said...

Oh my - this is beautiful! It came out wonderfully!

great job!