I try to remind myself what I have learned by taking a number of dying classes. Happily, all was not lost! The following are 100% silk scarves that I painted or hand dyed. Some of them will be available for sale at the Fredonia Farm Festival, August 22 - 24th 2014. Two have already been sold. All proceeds go to support Starry Brook Farm's move and expansion.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Fiber Earrings: The gray and pink beads are 100% alpaca fiber. This is the same fiber used in the necklace and shawl. The beads are hard, yet light weight. They are hand made. These earrings are 3 inches long.
Fiber Necklace: There are 9 alpaca fiber bead in this 18 inch necklace. The center bead is larger than the rest. Along with the center bead, 2 others are made of both the gray and pink fibers.
Shawl: The Rekindled Blush Shawl is made from 100% alpaca fiber. It is both soft and warm. First, part of a white alpaca fleece was washed and dyed pink. It was then carded and spun into yarn on a spinning wheel. Once it was spun, some of the singles were plied with pink and others were plied with gray. The gray is un-dyed and the natural color of that alpaca. The gray yarn was also hand spun. A 5 foot tri-loom made of hardwood was used to weave the shawl in the single strand method. Fringe was then measured, cut and added too the shawl.
Shawl Pin: The above shawl pin is also hand made from silver colored polymer clay.
Shawl Fringe: The fringe on this shawl is just over 9 inches long.
Length: From the nape of the neck to the tip of the center fringe, this shawl measures 3 feet (vertical). It is 5 feet wide (horizontal).