Monday, February 27, 2012

Random Rabbit pictures

Out in the barn -nobody is properly groomed - the weather has been to crazy but I think my kids look fantastic anyways :)
 Madolyn -broken chocolate french angora
 Ms. Snippy -chocolate french
 Luella -chestnut angora french -a traditioanl wild grey agouti no rufus factor
 Boomer and Bopper -broken chocolate and black french
 Snapper and Eclipse -REW and broken chestnut french
Doodlebop -chocolate chinchilla satin angora

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gorgon Knot unravelled

I knew better -never ever leave yarn unattended or loosely tied. But the lesson apparently had to be relearned -three days of untangling later it is done!  250 yards of 2 ply cashmere. It only weighs 2.5 ounces too!
Its very soft but I love my angora more :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

More spinning

Love the multicoloured yarn effect :)  So do the customers thank goodness. One of my favorite things to spin -there is just over 12 ounces here -the bobbin was almost overfull but I got it all on to ply. It's for sale if anybody is interested $75 for the finished skein. I also have a smaller 6 ounce skein of similar yarn $35.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More Drop spindle demo

I love ccorrupting I mean teaching the kids spindling from a historical point of view. Today was a demo of medieval life and times from a textile and historical point of view. It was great to watch the kids try spinning, carding wool and figuring out how it all worked. They asked a lot of great questions about dyeing, spinning, weaving and even how the animals all fit it :)

It was a great day for me and I hope for the kids as well.  The teachers already asked me if I would come back next year so I think it went well :)
HUGs all

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Happy Imbolc!

Brigid, (Brighid, Brigit, Bride,) the Celtic goddess who in later times became revered as a Christian saint. Originally, her festival on February 1 was known as Imbolc or Oimelc, two names which refer to the lactation of the ewes, the flow of milk that heralds the return of the life-giving forces of spring. Later, the Catholic Church replaced this festival with Candlemas Day on February 2, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and features candlelight processions. The powerful figure of Brigid the Light-Bringer overlights both pagan and Christian celebrations.