Friday, June 29, 2007

More Mail Art

The themes for these were gleaned from my swap partners' profiles. The top one was sent to Panda in Hawaii- she liked Brian Frou's artwork, fairies, stars, metallic and the color blue...
The other was sent to Tiaragoth in the UK. She fancied goth, tiaras, sparkles- I went full on girly goth with real feather boa sewn to the edges. Hope she likes!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007


This was a fun yarn to create. Assembled fabric gnomes, felted mushrooms, leaves and branch- all spun up with blended wool, angelina and mossy novelty yarn bits. Plied with ladybug beads and pewter gnome charms. I have plans for another gnome yarn ( the idea has grown a little more elaborate) and have started felting up new additions. This one is on its way to Lulubeans.

Piss Off!

This was spun from recycled flannel with vintage thread and assembled fabric skulls.

Mail Art

This has been my latest distraction- I was tempted to stray from spinning by a mail art swap on swap-bot. The top postcard was sent to Lithuania and the bottom to Germany. I still have 4 more to create and send.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Garment District Competition

OK, here's one for you and your friends who use handspun yarn in your creations! It'll be limited to garments and/or anything that can be worn on the body. So it could be hats, scarves, sweaters, jewelry, socks, slippers, leg warmers, etc. It can be knitted, crocheted, woven or other, and it must utilize handspun in some way, whether it's used as trim or the main yarn. The yarn does not need to have been spun by you. Your pictures can show the whole item or a detail, but please do let us see the use of handspun in the article. Perhaps this show will be an incentive for finishing holiday projects early :) Deadline: October 15, 2007.

Here's a selections of the prizes that will be awarded:

For more details about submission guidelines:

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Spring Eternal

Here is the yarn I started that grew into the felted wall hanging below. This yarn was made for Wooldancer in Austrailia. She and I are engaged in a seasonal yarn swap. Spring for me- Autumn for her. I had alot of fun putting this yarn together. I'm working on another yarn that will also contain branches with leaves, blossoms and buds.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Spreading the News

Pluckfluff's new book is available for pre-sale on Viva la Handspun Revolution!