Quillin Weaving

A blog about spinning, dyeing and fiber related things.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Outside Office

This is where I'm working today. Taking full advantage of the great fall weather here. No doubt the animals will be out to help shortly.
This is the batt, already divided for corespinning that I'm working on this morning. Purples always make my heart happy. This one is mixed with some soft browns that will make it nice for a fall garment.
Part of the backyard. This area where I live is a birding paradise as it is between the bluffs of the desert and the lush Rio Grande Valley. We have counted some 26 different kinds of birds here this summer and more will be migrating through as the weather changes.

New updates in the etsy shop here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Spinning

As hot as the summers are here in southern New Mexico it is hard not to get excited about the cooler days. The sunlight seems to have a clear crisp quality and the temptation to take the spinning wheel outside is great.
The colors of the season are finding their way into the dyepots and batts.....

There are new skeins appearing over in the etsy shop here
.My faithful spinning dog keeps me company while I work - it helps that the a/c hits the place where she lays as close to the spinning wheel as possible......
Wherever you live I hope you are able to enjoy these cooler days and do what you love.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Almost Autumn

The Autumnal Equinox is just around the corner and it got me to thinking about my favorite colors this time of year. Oranges and greens with just a bit of frost - like flowers in the garden, pumpkins and cooler mornings. So I made up a couple of batts  and did some corespinning on the Ashford.

One reason I love to make batts is that you can combine opposite colors on the color wheel and create some wonderful optical blending. This is some of my hand dyed merino corriedale mixed with sari silk waste, crystal mylar and some lovely champagne colored Border Leicester locks. On the wheel it looked like this:
The finished skein came in at 10.2 ounces and 160 yards.
Available over in the etsy store. I'll be posting new fall yarns in the next week.