Spinning by a window …
light flooding in to unwind my shadowy worries.
I cast my mind to a warm landscape of wild flax …
hoping to find the colors of the flowers in the wool blend …
I have been doing a lot of fiber blending, and a little spinning too, which is for now easing me slowly back into creative mood ( and am so grateful to “L” for the gift of a beautiful Ashford Traditional spinning wheel!)
Wild Flax; Linum perenne var. lewisii , Lewis Flax, blue flax or prairie flax, seen on the roadside along Mt Veeder road in July, and sometimes early August. Not the domestic farmed species for linen, but just one of the common beautiful wild flowers of Napa Valley that we all call “ wild flax “.
In closing, FEMA clean-up crews have been working rapidly in Napa & Sonoma counties since the wildfire of October, and by the end of December, maybe a clean slate for us? Impossible to forecast the rebuilding ahead, for now I find the cozy window here my joy of the afternoon.
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Techy stuff for my Wild Flax Blue …
- 2 g each of primary colors (6g tot) , for a base of color-saturated neutral , see this post; blend thoroughly on blending board 3 times Total 6g. Note: for a more dramatic tweed, with gobs of color splashing through, blend only once , then continue.
- 6g cornflower blue, layer very thinly one color at a time, with neutral base. Tot 12g.
- Lift batt, layered again with 2g each of white, light green, teal. Tot 18g.
( I was trying to get more blended base, with a ‘dusting’ of brilliant blue on the last blend…)
- Lift batt, and layered again with 2g of cornflower blue. Tot 20g.
- Drew off rolags.
- Colorway of blend “Wild Flax Blue”
- See ALL color blending experiments & recipes archived in Tweed Chronicles