Do or Dye

'Round about this time every winter my wandering creative eye starts to fixate on my spinning stash, as the cold and unpleasant weather of the Midwest drives me toward indoor activities that will relieve my mounting cabin fever. Besides spinning wool into crazy art yarns, I also hand dye wool rovings myself using professional acid... Continue Reading →

Avocado Dye – Batch 1

I love garbage. Let me explain: I love taking things that would otherwise end up in the garbage and using them for something. The feeling of making something useful and valuable out of what would normally be considered disposable brings me great satisfaction. So when I was told I could bring home the rotten avocados... Continue Reading →

Tattered Fairy Vest

I wind up making a lot of bright pieces because I love playing with color, but I have a personal bias for earthy tones and neutrals (like over half of the things I own are brown. I love brown). So when I was thinking about the color scheme for this Forest Fae Vest pattern I... Continue Reading →

Art Yarn Overload

Thanks to a pro tip from a fellow Instagram spinner, I bought a jumbo bobbin and flyer kit for my Ashford Traveler wheel a few months ago and I have been loving it! Rather than get a whole new wheel for spinning bulky yarns, the jumbo bobbin kit allows me to spin all kinds of... Continue Reading →

Roving Color Bomb

There's been a color explosion over at my Etsy Shop recently as I listed some beautiful rovings that I dyed over Spring Break - along with some other new summer goodies! This was the largest dye session I've managed yet, and I'm happy to say that my process has come a long way since my... Continue Reading →

Winter Updates!

I disappeared into an intense bout of spinning lately, trying out my new colorway with a fractal ply to test the harmony of the colors. It turned out GORGEOUS, and pictures will be shared as soon as I'm done setting the twist. The second run of the colorway, "Mango Punch" is officially available in my... Continue Reading →

Mango Punch, Etc

After waffling about whether or not I wanted to try this color scheme I've been toying with, I finally bit the bullet and used some superfine Merino to test dye (sometimes exhaustion lends you just enough crazy). I have to confess I adore it. It's called "Mango Punch" and I'll be tinkering with the colors... Continue Reading →

The Sweet and the Sass

  Yep, used to be a boring, unwanted, lonely, sad white sweater. Don't get me wrong, it's not that sweaters aren't good enough. Some of my best friends are sweaters. But I could see this sweater was suffering, yearning for a transformation, wanting desperately to better itself. So I pulled out the lovely yarn (a... Continue Reading →

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