Here is my first full tahkli. It is half of the Acala easy to spin sliver that was in my aladdin's cave of a package.
I have since sampled some naturally colored cotton off the seed (Green, in more ways than one!) , recycled jeans, and now some punis from India. I am loving cotton and seeing the big slubs disappear into fine and even yarn. I will stash all the yarn I am making for weaving . I am going to try and grow some cotton next year, I believe it is too late for the early indoor start Minnesota would need.
In other news, this is my new friend, who I have made to learn to sew. Her name is Margaret Maria, after my two grandmothers.
Finally, I am beyond excited for the Stringtopia String Thing which I will be attending in 4.5 days (EEEEEH). I will get to take classes in weaving, spinning techniques, a japanese dyeing technique, and the history of pre-columbian textiles. WOOO.
I will also get to meet some of the people who I have met on the internet and who have been so welcoming. Most of all I am excited for that.
Stay tuned for details about String Thing!