chiengora piece

30 05 2008

I’m posting a pic of one of the latest chiengora pieces.
It’s Lakota, the wolf, and turkey feathers and part of a turkey beard.
C

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spinning from the fleece

27 05 2008





I also wanted to post some pics of the yarn produced from spinning directly from a raw fleece. I don’t pull locks, and tease them, or anything. It’s just drafted directly from the fresh fleece. This has been navajo plied, which you can see in the close-up of the lovely loop-d-loop produced by this method. Yes, this loose, furry, textured yarn is what I was looking for, and I rejoice in every moment I spend producing it.





productive morning

27 05 2008




Last night, I put up the pics of the piece on the Lillstina. What I didn’t tell you was that the alpaca/silk gives a light, drapey fabric if woven properly. Well, the lovely hand-painted, hand-spun is a bit heavy, and unyielding to be THE weft for this piece. Besides, to me it looks a little Southwestern, which just happens not to be ‘me’. So, I spun some other hand-painted roving (yes, I just keep hand-painted rovings laying around) and got a finer yarn, still wool, but we’ll see how it weaves up.
Pictures are posted with this article. You can see the size difference. I may slip by the studio or studios today and see if I have some alpaca or silk that I can dye to go with this warp in case this doesn’t suit the “picky princess” (myself).
Cherri





OH, and my grape arbor in the morning

26 05 2008


One last pic, of my grapevine in the morning.





What’s in your World?

26 05 2008






FINALLY, a few pics. Here are pics of the current work on the Lillstina. It’s a twill derivation from Ann Dixon’s book. The warp is a brown alpaca/silk sett at 24 epi. The piece is about 15″ wide, and the warp is a hand-spun yarn from a hand-painted corriedale roving. I’m not sure it’s the right yarn for this warp, so watch for changes. Other pics are my roses…..yes, I love flowers from private gardens, but you can KEEP almost anything out of a shop.
Then there is this wonderful collaborative piece that Sue Seif is weaving. It’s an alpaca/silk warp, with a chiengora weft. I spun the weft. It’s Sue’s dog’s fur. I was able to spin a fairly fine yarn from him. He has LOTSA personality! Hope you enjoy the pics.
Sorry not to post more often, but Mom is no longer fighting cancer. She died peacefully at home on Tues. having spent time with each of her children, and Dad. My prayer was that God would be merciful in granting her a gentle ‘passing’, and I believe he did.
Now, I’m weaving on 3 looms, and spinning finn lamb, shetland lamb, wolf, and lincoln directly from the whole fleece(no carding, cleaning, breaking into locks, just pull the fleece into my lap, and spin from it. Ain’t life Grand?
See ya soon.
Cherri





What’s in your World?

26 05 2008






FINALLY, a few pics. Here are pics of the current work on the Lillstina. It’s a twill derivation from Ann Dixon’s book. The warp is a brown alpaca/silk sett at 24 epi. The piece is about 15″ wide, and the warp is a hand-spun yarn from a hand-painted corriedale roving. I’m not sure it’s the right yarn for this warp, so watch for changes. Other pics are my roses…..yes, I love flowers from private gardens, but you can KEEP almost anything out of a shop.
Then there is this wonderful collaborative piece that Sue Seif is weaving. It’s an alpaca/silk warp, with a chiengora weft. I spun the weft. It’s Sue’s dog’s fur. I was able to spin a fairly fine yarn from him. He has LOTSA personality! Hope you enjoy the pics.
Sorry not to post more often, but Mom is no longer fighting cancer. She died peacefully at home on Tues. having spent time with each of her children, and Dad. My prayer was that God would be merciful in granting her a gentle ‘passing’, and I believe he did.
Now, I’m weaving on 3 looms, and spinning finn lamb, shetland lamb, wolf, and lincoln directly from the whole fleece(no carding, cleaning, breaking into locks, just pull the fleece into my lap, and spin from it. Ain’t life Grand?
See ya soon.
Cherri





What’s in your World?

26 05 2008






FINALLY, a few pics. Here are pics of the current work on the Lillstina. It’s a twill derivation from Ann Dixon’s book. The warp is a brown alpaca/silk sett at 24 epi. The piece is about 15″ wide, and the warp is a hand-spun yarn from a hand-painted corriedale roving. I’m not sure it’s the right yarn for this warp, so watch for changes. Other pics are my roses…..yes, I love flowers from private gardens, but you can KEEP almost anything out of a shop.
Then there is this wonderful collaborative piece that Sue Seif is weaving. It’s an alpaca/silk warp, with a chiengora weft. I spun the weft. It’s Sue’s dog’s fur. I was able to spin a fairly fine yarn from him. He has LOTSA personality! Hope you enjoy the pics.
Sorry not to post more often, but Mom is no longer fighting cancer. She died peacefully at home on Tues. having spent time with each of her children, and Dad. My prayer was that God would be merciful in granting her a gentle ‘passing’, and I believe he did.
Now, I’m weaving on 3 looms, and spinning finn lamb, shetland lamb, wolf, and lincoln directly from the whole fleece(no carding, cleaning, breaking into locks, just pull the fleece into my lap, and spin from it. Ain’t life Grand?
See ya soon.
Cherri