Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fiber Friday

There's been lots of felting goodness and dyeing happening in my studio during the early mornings this week, thanks to the rejuvenation I got from last weekend's retreat! I posted recently with photos of a lattice scarf I made for myself. As excited as I was then, I've changed my method a bit (to make the openings smaller), and have had good success in doing some with pure alpaca (hand-dyed, from our herd). I like these a lot better than the first.
Here's one with a flower pin that I'm including for the buyer, my friend Charlotte.
I'm going to try to do a bit more "direct selling" (I'd love to cut out the middle man wherever possible to keep prices reasonable), so if you're interested in any of these let me know and I'll be glad to send more pictures/details. The scarves are $65-$80 and the pink/orange shawl is $105 and I'll include the pin if you respond within the week!
Oh, and here's a skein of yarn I spun on the retreat- I just love doing those coils! You can tell from the color palette that I'm craving some spring color.
You may notice that I've updated my blog roll to better reflect what I've been reading these days. Lots of new felting blogs are listed! I'm excited that Nicola Brown (Clasheen) from Ireland is coming to Kentucky in late May and will be giving a class at my friend Jan's home. I'm very excited that she's coming to the area, and hope she'll have time to come to the farm! Check out her site if you're interested in the class.
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12 comments:

Dutch Hollow said...

You've been busy! What interesting ideas for scarfs, love the colors and the little flower.

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

Lindy, I just LOVE these! Especially the orange scarves. You are making such lovely things. I can't wait to get up there so I can learn some of these things! Wow!

AllyB said...

I'm lovin your flowers!

Pooch said...

Your scarves and flowers are breath-taking! You have created absolutely beautiful pieces.
:)

Tamara said...

The lattice scarves are gorgeous!

Denise said...

Your scarves are beautiful Lindy! I would love to take Nicole Brown's class when she comes to KY!!

Spinster Beth said...

Very edgy and urban!

Loco Lindy said...

Thank you for the kind comments! I have to admit that I got a good laugh from Beth's comment, "edgy and urban." I'm so decidedly NOT urban or edgy myself, and felt pretty frumpy today in my grey turtleneck, jeans, boots, and wool cardigan. I like to picture my pieces with beautiful models wearing them, urban or rural.... I think the need for spring color is definitely affecting my dyeing right now!

WonderWhyGal said...

Your felting is amazing! I love the handspun yarn too! I was thinking about weaving then felting a scarf similar to yours...I wonder how it will turn out and feel compared...hmmm

I am so glad you are back to participating in Fiber Arts Friday. I always look forward to your posts.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

fiberdance said...

your scarves are beautiful-and I love the yarn

Inspiration Fibers said...

Your scarves are absolutely gorgeous! And I love the colors! Oh spring, will you ever get here?!!

The Critter Ranch Llama Farm said...

Love those scarves!!
I love felting & would love to learn to do some like that...