Where the Threads Come From – I make stuff. More accurately, I make thread/yarn. Other people make things from thread/yarn. I start wondering what it would look like if all our projects made from string were made from hand-spun. My brain is spinning… (pun intended!) (read more…)
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you’ve inspired me to stop being afraid of weaving with the beautiful hand spun wool a friend of mine gave me and actually use it instead of hoarding it in a bag…
I need to learn to stop treating hand crafted stuff as museum pieces and use them as they were intended… thank you for that honey!
and yes… there will be pictures =)
Intersting you woudl saw tht right now..I am making a thread plying bowl for a customer. (actually, a thing that has six side bowls and a central plying thingie..)
Those are fun! I made one a long time ago, but it didn’t work quite right. My only issue with it was getting the insides of the “spouts” smooth enough without glazing, any tiny roughness of the clay will catch the thread and make the bowl “jump”
thank you so much! this feedback really helps, and gives me a thing to watch out for, and plan on dealing wiht. That is apprecaited a great deal!
An Tir has TWO Laurels who spin thread and weave it into yardage, i think they are a little crazy, not having that kind of time, myself 😉
I do have to ask this … How do you ‘loan’ someone balls of yarn? Does the loanee practise with it and then rewind the yarn when finished practising and give it back to you?
The threads he uses are his, that’s a gift. The cones with thread he hasn’t used yet, those are returned, that’s a loan. *giggle*