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!)
♣ ♣ ♣
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.
♣ ♣ ♣
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