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Sunday, December 20, 2009


Now that the weather is cooler, even here in Southern Calif. I get into the mood for more spinning. It's the perfect evening activity after a day of focusing on making beads, soothing and relaxing. I can get so intent on the drama that is hot glass, I tighten up my shoulders and neck but feel the strain ebb away as I spin. These are some new yarns curled up in my project basket now. The blue was a gift batt from a Ravelry exchange I participated in.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mixing Color in Fiber

Here is a luscious pile of recycled sari silk. It has been fluffed into a cloud that I've added to a fine, soft wool called Cormo, blended slightly on my drum carder and then spun into a fine singles. In my knitting, random bright silk flashes show up. I'm encouraged to knit just one more row, just one more..... to see what colors will
appear next.I like thinking of all the beautiful Indian ladies who have worn these elegant saris for many years and now their fabric has a new life. All the work of those silkworms goes on!!! I have raised silkworms for their silk and appreciate the life connection to this remarkable fiber. Click the picture to enlarge.

Mixing color in hot glass can create many surprises. When I blend colors in fiber though, the results are much more predictable.

Catalina Glass on Etsy

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Basically I love working with my hands to create with color and texture. I fill my days with lampworked hot glass, teaching, spinning, dyeing, weaving, knitting, gardening, reading, cooking and traveling. Come to to see my current work