So I got up later than usual(9am), ate a good breakfast-the bacon and egg type, and went outside to set up for yarn dying. I mordanted the yarn while cooking the tansy. Then once that was done I rinsed the yarn and took the flowers out. And put the yarn in to the dye pot. I now have two beautiful golden yellow skeins of yarn. This has taught me to watch your burner because the flame might go out if winds blowing enough and that I need more pots because how I did everything today with only two was quite interesting.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Yay my first natural dye bath! I'm using tansy to get a deep yellow. I'm so excited. So I'm documenting like crazy so I get consistency. As of now the yarn is washed and the flowers are soaking overnight. Tomorrow I get to premordant the yarn with alum and then let the dye bath begin. So here's the shot of me starting to add the tansy to the pot to soak overnight. Yay! Pictures tomorrow of the end product...dyeing yarn and cooking casserole for Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
So I went to a craft show with my mother and my sister decided to tag along. Well the craft show went okay but it was after when we went to the park down the road that I enjoyed most about my day. The three of us sat there eating lunch and cracking jokes that only we would get. At one point my mascara stated to run because I laughed so hard that I cried. We walked the pier where my sister got to take pictures, goofy ones included. We also saw a hobo at the end of the pier sleeping on the ground with a clock and radio on the seat that went around the railing. It wasn't the fact that he was sleeping there that struck me as funny, it was the clock that made me feel like I was intruding upon some private space eventhough it was a public pier I was on. Well today was good, I got my new name out there..The Fiber Seed and sold a few scarves. All in all a good day. Now to work on my website.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
So a few days ago Jordan and I have little owls roosting in the dense foliage of the tree limb that sits above our back porch. They will sit and watch Jordan do his woodworking and sleep. I finally looked up owls in fl on google and by process of elimination based on looks and the sound of their call I found out that I have three eastern screech owls. So I wanted to see if they would respond to a screech owl recording I had found and I played it from my phone. Well they took notice and started looking around for another screech owl. Then a bluray started to attack one and I wanted to scare it away so I played a barn owls call and realized that neither the bluejay nor the owl liked that sound. When I did some research I realized that bluejays can prey on screech owls and the barn owl eats both. So needless to say I feel terrible. I can hear the owls outside calling to one another, it sounds so peaceful.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
So I've figured out how to keep myself on here and be active, get a widget for my phone. That way when interesting stuff happens I don't have to try and remember til later when I get to a computer! A woohoo moment I got my first book on natural dyes for fiber and I learned how to weave on Sunday! I'll post some pictures of my latest projects later, but here's the first one.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
So no loop tags, I'm looking though. As for project bags, my totals are 5 small and 7 sock, I will reach this goal by the end of the week. I've listed three new items this past week but I need to take pictures so that I have something to list this week. I wrote out my cable pattern now I just need to make a prototype for guage because that was the one thing I forgot to do when I made those alpaca ones. Personal Achievement!!: Jordan and I made and canned our own strawberry jam!! Off to iron fabric for project bags, maybe I can get some in my etsy shop this week.