Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Artfire Studio

I getting my Artfire studio set up! Yesterday I added the first two yarns. I'll get more added as I edit the photos.

Stop by and say hi!

I will also be updating my etsy shop with some of the same yarns where I have multiples.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SAFF 2011

It's official. I'll be at SAFF in 2011!

I'm quite excited to see my name in virtual print online. I'll be in the Sales Arena, so start praying for cool, dry weather.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Solid Lotion Bar

Until I get pictures taken and uploaded, here's something fun to do. I've made this recipe for solid lotion bars, and I really love them. I used coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax. Enjoy!

More dye challenges

The most fascinating and annoying aspect of dyeing is how the colors change from one yarn base to the next.

I've been working with two other bases that say they have the same fibers as Chris sock - 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon. All I can say is "huh?"

The way they take the same colors in the same concentrations is beyond strange. I'm sure other, more experienced dyers have gone through much of this and found what concentrations work for what wool, but for the novice dyer like myself, it's an exploration that some days confounds and frustrates us.

That's not to say I'm not getting some wonderful and beautiful results. Sometimes I do. Other times I think thank goodness I can overdye this crap!

Anyway, I've been actually working with dyes and not spending as much time here on the computer. That's why you've not seen much here lately.

I do owe you some pictures, and I'll get around to it. I've got some other, more pressing stuff going on today, such as visiting a friend with cancer and a cat at the vet for several days, so it will take me a few more days to post some pictures. Bear with me!