Some Fiber Time

April 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Yes … spinning has been lacking in my neck of the woods.

I’ve been thinking alot about it, but not doing awhole lot about it!! :/ …Woe is me …

So presently my lonesome wheel, feeling rejected, and currently very much idle and in desperate want of attention. For the moment there is some Ecru Cormo, that I got from my pledge to TON OF WOOL by Kylie Gusset on Pozible. I recieved 300gm of Ecru Cormo, about 19 microns … incredibly lush to spin! So I’ve got alittle way yet to go with that …

Image above is my experimenting with Image Blender & ScratchCam

Wish me luck getting back on my wheel!

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Colour Theory and Creativity

January 29, 2011 § 2 Comments

I’m back!! And so soon too … I think this is the year (I have decided), that I just plunge in and post short blog entries.

So … Are you structured or unstructured when it comes to creating? Do you consider your creative options and make a plan or do you just fly by the seat of your pants and throw things together as you go?

I have to say, that I lean more towards the flying by the seat of my pants. I enjoy the process of non specifics or exact measurements. I like to just throw things together and see what comes out in the end.

This, “anything-goes” type approach to creativity, I have to say, is driven by the idea of individuality … The idea that something can be created unique and one of a kind (OOAK), is something I strongly identify with.

I thought that I might try add alittle structure to my current method. No huge advances just yet, I thought I might start out small … So, I began thinking about a collection of inspirational images but had thought maybe a small collection of say 3 images might suffice as a first offering.  I might get alittle adventurous and bring out the big guns later with Digital Story boards…

Below is a small collection of 3 images of Hydrangea, I took back in late November 2010 when the Hydrangea was out in blossom. Hydrangea’s have to be my all time favorite flower, granted there is hardly any perfume (or maybe none at all) … but still they are the pretties things to behold.

Now that I have my small collection, it’s on to Colour Lovers ….  I’ve been thinking about colour palettes. A way of isolating and identifying colours that  inspire me ….

I found the “SEND FLOWERS” by rosyblossom on Colour Lovers, it covers all the colours I want to use perfectly. You may want to create your own colour palette here. I also like using their PHOTOCOPA Tool, which allows you to upload a photo of your particular inspiration and the tool then isolates colours from the picture which makes it nice and easy for you to create a colour palette. I think it helps those who can feel alittle challenged with colour smarts :). It certainly makes life easy for me!

…. I only use this colour palette as a guide, now all I need is fibres and textures …

…. The fibres chosen (clockwise) are Merino (Blue), Silk Noil (Beige), Merino Cross (Green/Gray/Red streaks), Superfine Merino 17 Microns (Hand dyed – Mint Greens, Pastel Pinks, Pastel Blue), Angelina (minty Glitz), Mohair (Handyed Pink/Purple).

….  Through the Drum Carder the fibres went. I was aiming for alot of texture in my funky fibre batts, so my mohair and silk noil arent teased as much to retain their natural textures.

…. I have enough fibre and now it’s time to take fibre off (I want to spin it now!!)

…. Yummy airy fibre buns (approx 30 gm), just waiting to meet my spinning wheel :D

…. Yes, I couldnt wait … so here’s something I prepared earlier. I spun it textured and single ply.

…. And here’s a mini swatch of the hydrangea yarn knit up, I’m not sure what it wants to be when it grows up but I think it’s telling me it wants to become a scarf … I’m still debating that. But I will keep you posted on that.

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