The anual TDF ( Tour De Fleece) on ravelry is going simultaneously with the the real Tour De France bike race. We spin every day, and set goals for our selves. Check it out in the raverly group TDF thread
Mornings I get up very early and drum card batts to spin before it gets to hot by 10 am.My first batt I have been thinking of for at least two years. When our Buddhist prayer flags start to fade and tatter we move them and then replace them, but still pieces blow onto the deck so I have been scooping them up and saving them. for years.
Now I cut them up and tear the remaiing cloth in small bits and drum card them into my hand dyed fleece to continue the prayer's journeys. I call this my" prayer flag yarn" .
This "prayer flag yarn" batt has a chocolate brown alpaca added.
Second day I spun 50 % recycled denim and 50 % new cotton on my book charka.
Day three back to drum carding and spinning bulky singles. all of my spinning I am planing to use for my weavings.
Temperature rising by 10 am.
Day four back to the drum carder to card my dyed wool in a progression from yellow to orange red.
Day five I used some silk fiber squares of un spun silk in a form that is refered to as "silk hankies." but they are only square and not jahankies at all. you pull ayt the silk squares kind of like cotton candy.
I dyed these squares .
Just trying to stay cool while I weave in spin this past week.
peaceful weaving and spinning
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Beautiful photos! I love what you do with the prayer flag bits - great idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you, it sends those prayers out but in a disguised almost hidden vehicle.Delete
some times saving all kinds of things leads to more venues in ones artistic creativity.
I would love to know more about the reclaimed denim you were spinning. It would probably look wonderful carded with some undyed wool!!ReplyDelete
Do you mind me asking where you bought it? Do you enjoy working with it? Thanks bunches for any answers you can offer!
i truely do not remember where i got the reclaimed denim cotton fibers! i dye my own Indigo fibers and yarn with my natural Indigo vat now. you can try this link they have recycled denimn fibers but i did not get it from them.