Today Judy and I participated in the holiday craft sale at Knit One One in Berkeley. It was a great day, with a positive response to our fibers and Judy's stitch markers. I was able to finish up my triangle scarf and Judy almost completed her hat. We demonstrated how to turn our beautiful fibers into yarn using a drop spindle.
Alison brought us wonderful fried chicken sandwiches and cookies from Bakesale Betty's to fortify us for an afternoon of selling our fiber goods and knitting accessories.
Afterwards we went to A Verb for Keeping Warm to check out the holiday party and show. Tomorrow Judy and I will be will be selling our fiber creations here. If you are in the area please stop by to say hello and to try your hand at making a crazy batt.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My newest batch of dyed fiber is drying. It is indigo, I love indigo, over dyed with marigold. A beautiful sea green type color. And then there is the madder, dark Turkish red. My friends at Faerie Mountain and I all dye with madder and all get dramatically different colors. It has to do with the ph in the water and if you mordant with cream of tarter. Colors we have gotten range from a pale orange to a deep dark red.
I vended with Faerie Mountain at Lambtown last month and we will be at the craft show at knit one one in Berkeley the first Saturday in December and also at Verb for Keeping Warm on Sunday. I need to label and tag the fiber, set the twist in my handspun yarn and finish off the jewelry items. Lots of work to do and I love every minute of it!
Back to Thanksgiving prep!