Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spin-tastic Fibery Adventures!

I've been totally immersed in all kinds of very satisfying fiber doings this week. I got an order for a custom spin, which was a real treat so I got to have some fiber play time, I really enjoyed myself! And by tomorrow this artsy skein will be dry enough to ship off to her new home. I ended up with 91 yards of chock full of pink lamb locks, metallic threads and ribbons, hand dyed silk cocoons, chiffon ribbons, and of course, sparkle in a beautiful palette of pinks! It was totally my kind of spin.

All dry now, or nearly so, I'm pleased with how this spun up and the recipient is too, and that's the big thing.

Another noteworthy fiber happening is this Lake Michigan In The Summer, spinning/felting batt, which is a collaboration between my shop and the shop of my good friend Via Verde Farm. We each have one listed in our shop, I really want to spin one of these, so I'm going to have to do up another for myself. The fiber is a gorgeous blend of alpaca and silk from Via Verde Farm and my hand dyed wool, mohair and silk noil.
I'm hoping to get in a little more spin time in the coming weeks, I've been away from it for a bit and I've really missed it, so that's one of my goals, the other is that I have set Thursday as my day to update the shop, so look for new fibery goodness every Thursday, with small updates here and there in between. Which reminds me, somebody talked me into the twitter thing...and I'll be trying my hand at that to see how it goes. If you would like to follow me (please) you can find me at TwirlyCurlyBird.

Have a wonderful, fiber-tastic weekend! Blessings Friends!


  1. that looks like lovely yarn youve spun, I love the colour

  2. Such pretty heaven-like colours! xo m.

  3. I love it! As usual, your colors are fabulous. I love the silk cocoons. I've never spun them or even played with them. Did you just spin them right into the yarn? How will they knit up? Will they maintain their structure?

    Tamara's fiber is amazing so I bet that batt is dreamy and just itching to spin. I've already followed you back on twitter so we'll be connected all over the place.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  4. Wow! That special order is wonderful.
    Love the Lake Mich batt.

  5. what nice bright colors to liven things up in the winter.

  6. Beautiful and artistic as always Melissa. I love the Lake Michigan batt.

  7. Beautiful! thank you for linking up to Fibers on Friday!

  8. Awesome! I've never spun the cacoons right into an art yarn before I'll have to try it, thanks for the insperation!

  9. Oh my, the custom order is just divine! Very jealous.

  10. Oh Curly, you know you love Twitter!! Congrats on your custom order.


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