Fri, 21 Apr 2006 18:40:26 +0000 en As Rolf Harris would say… Fri, 21 Apr 2006 18:40:26 +0000 Silvia General ….can you tell what it is yet?
What would this be
Experienced spinners will notice that this is my feeble attemt at using a drop spinndel!! Now in my defence I have to say I am doing this without prior experience and any form of tuition other then the writen word…and I am not understanding those…AT ALL!!!!!!!!! Well I could always say I am making elastic as that would be the texture of the ‘thing’. That is what I have termed it. Because lets face facts it ain’t no Yarn. I tryed watching the Video on the Joy of handspinning website but my PC won’t allow that. So far I am finding no Joy any where within handspinning…and more to the Point..if I do not demonstrate some sort of useable fiber between now and July DH will just never ever buy me the Spinning wheel. I asked Meg and she mentioned Guilds. I looked and found one in York only at this time they meet at the totaly wrong time for me to go and see them…so I will need to wait till I am on Holiday next month to go and see them. *sigh until then I still have to search for my own Handspinning Joy!!!!!! ]]>
Progress Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:34:04 +0000 Silvia General I hope everybody had a good’s back to the grindstone..or Dungeon in my Case!! I wanted to show you the finished piece of the Blue Vessel. I have embellished it using Needle Felting (thanks to Belle’s encouragement). By the way Belle if you could let me know how I can contact you I would like to ask some Questions regarding needle felting. So here is a reminder picture of how it was.

And here it is now.

I seem to have a thing about Lagoons as I named this Piece ‘Blue Lagoon’!! Comments as always welcomed. I am working on a few more pieces..not just vessels either. I need to make some Stock for my Site after all. I am thinking they will make a good addition. As these are more contemporary then most of the stuff I do. So a wider audience can be reached. Also when my DD finaly gets her Workshop/Shop she be more likely to display these then my Primitives..I hope. Have I ever told you about what DD does? I am sure I have..after all I keep going on about (proud mother thing don’t you know), if I have not mentioned it then go and look for yourself
My DD’s Website ]]>
Another will be Sun, 16 Apr 2006 15:20:51 +0000 Silvia General First Thank you everyone for your good words and encouragement…I will keep at it:) Now for those of my friends that have asked here in pictures what hopefully will be another nice piece (lots of pics)
A jar and two colors of Roving

After the jar has been ‘wraped’

protect the Roving with some socks.

Pour some hot water all over it

Give it a good rubbing all over

Rinse and fulling

Voila drying on some sort of Form