Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Batt Time: Red Heart Edition

this weekend, i decided to try making an art batt. i used red romney locks, red and purple sari silk threads, bamboo, and firestar.

i carded 2 thin batts and then ran them through a second time to make this batt. it's 1.1oz. i'm calling it "Red Heart" due to presence of baby-melting sparkly nylon (and rayon derived from bamboo)
Red Heart Batt
i tried a new-to-me spinning technique. that skein is drying now, but i had a little bit leftover. spicy made me this supported spindle out of a chopstick and a drawer pull. i asked him to make the end pointy (i may have said the word "sharp" but that wasn't what i meant), and i could probably injure someone with the point. i've already poked myself a time or two and it hurts.
Supported spindle
i picked a horrible fiber to practice with, but it's what i had on hand. i'm hoping to spin with it a few minutes a day to get the hang of it. it's not a bad spindle for $1.

4 comments:

  1. Nice spindle-on-the-fly! Very creative! Bezzie would be proud. ;)

    Maybe you could file down the tip so it's not as sharp?

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  2. I love the red heart sparkle. Hee :) Sparkle is my friend.

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  3. Ha ha I like! Both the baby searing batt and the spindle. It reminds me of those supported spindles...what are they called? Tahkis?

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  4. You are getting seriously creative with fiber!!
    VERY COOL chopstick spindle!

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