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20 September 2005 @ 10:42 am
It's a fibery week  
It's a very fibery week for me. I would like to get 8 more skeins done for the competition at the Taos Wool Festival at the beginning of next week. I'm going to keep trying for a pretty, shiny Best In Show silver medallion. I have a couple of great ideas for skeins, so that should keep me out of trouble this week.

I also start weaving class tomorrow night! The final frontier in my fiber feats of daring-do. I've wanted to learn to weave for so many years, but the right opportunity hadn't presented itself. Taking the 8 week weaving class with Connie is going to be a blast! I forsee chenille scarves and throws for Christmas in my future - must add gift certificates to WEBS (www.yarn.com) to my Wishlist along with that list of books I got.

Another bit of good fibery news is that I'm on the list to rent one of the Guild looms (Schacht Baby Wolf) for 2 months starting right after SOAR. We are really lucky to have such a good guild here, and there's no way I can beat $12 per month to rent such a nice piece of equipment. There are advantages to living in Schachtland *smile* Some day, however, I want an 8 shaft Mighty Wolf in either Red Oak (custom!) or Cherry.

-the redhead-
Brown Eyed Girlbrowneyedgirl65 on September 20th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
I always love reading about someone's passions like this! Good luck to you and hope it all works out.

When you say you have ideas to keep you out of trouble, how does that work with spinning? You have ideas for what sort of dye recipies you want to try or different takes on how you'd spin things, or what materials you'd use? As a non spinner (but who has her own interests, eg sewing and quilting), but fascinated, I'm curious!

-the redhead-theredhead on September 20th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, it can range through ideas for all sorts of things that affect my spinning - i.e. dye recipes, ways to prepare the fiber, ways to blend, different spinning techniques. It's probably the same as you with your quilting.

It's bad when I get the inspirations late at night, because I invariable end up staying up too late, making a mess, and having to play with my idea right then. Sunday evening, for example, something I saw sparked what I think it a great idea, but the consequence was me washing wool and combing mohair locks at 9 & 10 pm and later. So tonight I get to try this idea out. Hopefully it will turn out.

-the redhead-