Monday, July 9, 2007

Days 1-3 Tour de Fleece



^^^I am still working on this- bamboo singles^^^



^^^I navajo plied this skein. I hand painted the roving with acid dyes^^^



^^^ Here's some of the fiber I'm working with^^^

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Tour de Fleece Approaches

The tour de fleece begins this saturday! I am really excited. The guidelines say that you should spin every day that they ride. I think I am going to modify the rules so I can really push myself to learn new things. I am going to complete at least one skein per day. I am also going to try out some new fibers- I ordered 3 4 oz bags of hand dyed bamboo. I also dyed some roving with acid dyes. I weighed out 9 4oz bags. I also feel like I spin without a project in mind too often so I want to spin yarns for specific projects. I am going to do something productive every time I spin. Either watch a documentary- or listen to a book on tape. I will finish 2 books during the tour- 1984 and Walden.

I'm really excited!!