Spring

In between the spring rains that we so desperately need in CA, I’ve managed to get a few shots in my garden. Some of the color is my work and some is Mother Nature’s.

Ceanothus amidst salvia and freesias

Ceanothus amidst salvia and freesias

A riot of freesias.  Planted a decade ago they just naturalize and give us months of beauty and sweet scent.  Not watering this year because of the drought but a little gray water may prolong their bloom.

A riot of freesias. Planted a decade ago they just naturalize and give us months of beauty and sweet scent. Not watering this year because of the drought but a little gray water may prolong their bloom.

Oxalis mordant and Toyon dye.  The 2 rovings on the right are Corriedale from Orcas Island, then a white merino then a tan Corriedale.

Oxalis mordant and Toyon dye. The 2 rovings on the right are Corriedale from Orcas Island, then a white merino then a tan Corriedale.

Right to left Corriedale natural white, dyed with oxalis, dyed with toyon. Corriedale natural tan, dyed with oxalis, dyed with toyon. White merino with oxalis, toyon off the left edge.

Right to left
Corriedale natural white, dyed with oxalis, dyed with toyon.
Corriedale natural tan, dyed with oxalis, dyed with toyon. White merino with oxalis, toyon off the left edge.

 

Merino Silk singles

Merino Silk singles from RedFish Dyeworks. Gorgeous colors but harder to spin than plain wool.

 

First two bobbins of plied yarn.

First two bobbins of plied yarn.

After a very long hiatus I am finally spinning again.  Working on a shawl for my sister’s 50th birthday in 2012 and working on a backlog of beautiful fiber sitting useless in boxes.  It feels wonderful to be spinning.

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Weaver, spinner, knitter, dyer, lover of fiber. Now teaching and coaching beginning weavers.
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