24 July 2011

A Series of Reflection

On a recent visit to Echuca, on the Murray River, I decided to do a series called "Reflection". It was a beautiful cold and crisp morning with the sun shining. The river was still and the reflections breathtaking. Here are a few of the many photos I took (aperature priority, no tripod necessary)

11 July 2011


I really enjoyed the SLOW process of making tailspun with English Leicester, using Lexi Boeger's technique. It is very time consuming (and I thought lace making was time intensive) but rewarding. I have a lot of other "tails" to spin including some magnificant Wensleydale from Namaste farm and some Mohair too.

I'm not sure what to do with this sample - I would need a lot more to make a hat or scarf.

07 July 2011

Dandelion Beret

Just finished a Ravelry KAL - Dandelion hat by the talented Jen Adams http://www.littleyellowcat.com/. I intended on spinning the yarn but in the end decided "no", and bought some Heirloom Merino Fleck which I just love. The pattern was a dream to knit, and it's a lovely slouch hat which won't flatten my curls too much.

06 July 2011

Thick n Thin spinning

Just finished another thick n thin spin using some fibres from Kathy's amazing shop http://www.kathysfibres.com/. I used the technique described in Lexi's Intertwined book, which is now my bible for art yarn.