This post is for a friend of mine, but I thought other folks might enjoy it.
Hey Kathleen, I just made a birthday present for you and Ken. Would you like it? It is little and cute. I think it’s magical.
I spun all its yarn on a pencil, except maybe spun a bit on a drop spindle.
It’s somewhat become a ritual now, when I try a new art form, to send you one of the first—if not the very first of the—pieces I make. Have you noticed that?
I am so glad we share our art journeys with each other.
Since I’ve only been spinning a few weeks, and this is only my fourth weaving, I don’t know how durable it’ll be, but it’s going to hang on the wall, instead of being used as a dog chew, so I think it’ll be OK.
There are various fibers. I made the bottom yarn from my friend Jenn Campus’s gorgeous undyed Shetland roving. The predominant yarn is Romney wool spun with orange and yellow bamboo fibers. You saw a picture of that yarn earlier; it’s the stuff you didn’t want because it is so thick. Since I know you like those colors, I put it in the weaving. There’s also a bit of other homespun yarns I made; the green is probably Merino top. I also wove in some locks, including the purple fuzzy stuff.
The stick is from the oak tree in my backyard, which means something to my druid heart.
If you like it, I’ll enclose it with the yarn I spun for you.
If it’s easier for you, just respond by email or Facebook.
As you always say: smooches!