I am making use of an antique hope chest, using it as a seat near our gas “wood” stove. This winter it is an inviting spot to sit and get warmed up.
From left to right is Gazing Ball, Cabbage Rose, and Majolica Pillow. Lately everything I hook seems to get some aqua colors in it. Even in the center pillow, the very washed out background has a touch of faded out aqua.
The yarn I created was a blend of wool, and silks. Some of the silk was recycled sari silk threads. I used a drum carder to blend colors and fibers, leaving separate colors to make a stack of color. The stack was attenuated into a strand that was then rolled into a large ball.
I spun what is called a chubby single. I will have to post a photo of my rectangular loom at a later date.
I love to blend bits of color and I seem to bring this preference into every craft I play with. To me using only one wool for a background is uninteresting. Many wools bring more possibilities, more adventure to the composition.
I want to bring color into unexpected places, like the veins of a leaf or a stem. Color is where the magic happens.
Primitive Spirit design are available through my ETSY SHOP.
Have a creative day ~ Karen