So here I am. I realize I haven’t shared my 3 day weekend at the Wisconsin Spin-in. It went well. I think it was a little under attended, but okay in my book. All the classes I took were super good.
Here’s what I have from them:
Hand dyed (by me!) sock yarn.
This is from my class in dyeing sock yarn (of course) with Tracey Schuh. If you are interested in dyeing and want to take a class – I highly recommend any class by Tracey. She is fun, loves to share info and very enthusiastic and encouraging. I haven’t wound up the watermelon/orange/plain yet. That was from a "wrapping around a warping board to get a patterned stripe" part of the class. I am sure I made mistakes in counting, but it should knit up very nicely. The green was just a free-form skein that looks yummy (if I do say so myself). The blue/purple was from a machine knitted tube, dyed in stripes – mine ran together, but I still like it. I have already unravelled the tube, but haven’t wound it into a ball yet. The other pinky/yellow/plain ball is another free-form.
Here is what I have from my Dyeing with Indigo class:
Plops of roving that were natural beige and dark grey, a bit of silk, mini-skeins that were overdyed, and mini-skeins that were dunked different amounts. Under the samples is a bit of muslin that was stitched shibori-style, but I didn’t do it right so you can’t see the stitches. It is a nice blue to keep around for quilting or some other project.
I took a class that wasn’t advertised – just didn’t make it into the brochure. It was on weaving using the square and triangle looms – fun! Here is what I ended up with:
I liked the class; another great teacher. Still haven’t made up my mind about whether I have to get a loom or not. Probably not, more on that later.
I bought a bunch of fiber for spinning, but I can’t remember where I stashed it, I can show you this:
It is dyed pencil roving. Very cool, I bought 2 other colors. I will try to find the rest of the pile – some beautiful stuff (of course).
Right now I am still plugging away on my Moderne Log Cabin and have taken out my quilting UFOs. I quilted back in the 80s when it was a big thing to use machines for piecing, but still almost forbidden to machine quilt. Things have really changed in the quilting world. Here is what I found in the