Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wild Horses Treasury

I love horses, I don't ride them but I love to watch them move! I was really happy to get a treasury tonight and this one is to the animal I love to watch running across the open plain.

New Yummies

New Hand-Dyed Yummies in my Wild Hyacinth Boutique.

Faerie Wings Redoux

The wings needed re-inforcing, they kept falling forward I think they were simply too thin. I cut out some wing skeletons with painted timtext and stitched to the original wings. They are quite lovely now.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Prairie Potholes Mosaic

They are not in order which makes them look a little off and if I can figure out how to get the borders bigger between the pieces that'd be better yet still!

Prairie Potholes

I need to rephotograph the bottom six pieces, these are new additions to my Prairie Pothole Series I began in 2005. I have several more pieces I've started for this series sitting on my sewing table the edges need to be finished and then I"m off to start the other three pieces.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Corn Country Treasury

Prairie Grasses Handspun Art Yarn

Hand Spun Art Yarn by me! - Mohair, wool, silk, alpaca, angelina, natural dyed yarns, ribbons, and silk carrier rods.

Size: 1.2 oz at 32 yards

Logwood dyed Jacob Fleece

Two different colors here Above: a grape color using logwood purple. Below: Dark Violet using logwood purple, the bottom fleece is the black AND the white areas of the fleece dyed and bundled together. It would be TOO much work to seperate out the black from the white in the fleece below, it would make a wonderfully mottled or varigated yarn. Available in my Etsy Boutique

Lock lenght is approximately 3 - 3.5 inches.

There are probably some double cuts left in this fleece, there shouldn't be much though I think the person doing the shearing might have been tired by the time he got to this ram, number 30 in the flock. There is also vegetable matter in this fleece which will come out during the carding process. Available in my Etsy Boutique

I've kept a portion of this fleece for myself and have carded it up already on my drum carder it is divine!

Friday, September 05, 2008

New Etsy Store

I opened a new store to sell my hand dyed wool and yarns. I decided it was time to seperate the natural dyed items from the ones I dye using acid dyes. You can visit my new store Hackberry Studio here.

Monday, September 01, 2008

More Wool

The first batt blended, I love this cloud grey color it's the kind of color you see here on the prairie in late October into early December as the cold fronts slowly make their way here.

My first batt with this colorway. Greyish blues and greens with hints of lavender and sage.

I forget what this critter was, it was a sheep - maybe columbia I don't know I've had the wool on hand for close to ten years now. The staple was still of excellent quality and the luster - well yum! So I'm blending it with mohair and silk bombyx on my drum carder for art batts.

Logwood Dyed Silk Carrier Rods

These are still drying but are stunning none the less, I can't wait to mix them in with the Jacob for a hardy art yarn. For once I'm making a yarn for myself, which means it'll probably never get done.

Logwood Dyed Jacob Fleece

Two colors, I'm thinking about redying the lighter wool, haven't made up my mind yet. I have the black portion of the fleece in the dye vat can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done.

Spinning Wheel Treasury

By Brisinger mine is the second drop spindle from the top.

All Natural - Neither Dull Nor Drab

Wow I finally made a Treasury! I'm featuring items that were dyed with natural dyes.