Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration Avenue weekly challenge" Metamorphosis"

This is a post from last fall. Having just read through it again, it occurs to me how similar it seems (or sounds) to last week's challenge post. Hmmmm.... Maybe my next incarnation will be as a children's book writer.
Double hmmmmm..... Is an incarnation akin to a metamorphosis?


My World is Spinning!

(photo courtesy Google Images)
This is a Samoyed dog. They are very fluffy and they shed alot!

Here is a bag of Samoyed dog fur. It's been compressed
so that it's easier to put in a box and mail to me.

This is a drum carder. It's used to fluff up the dog
fur and cause the fibers to run
in the same direction.

When the fur has been run through the drum carder it looks like this

This is called a bat. It's what's lifted off the drum carder. Now the fur is fluffy and straightened out so that it will be easier to spin.

Here's what a pile of fluffy Samoyed dog fur
bats looks like.
Looks yummy, huh?

Now I take the fluffy fur and spin it into yarn on my trusty
Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel.

Here's a little bit of Samoyed yarn, still on the bobbin.

And here, at last, are some skeins of Samoyed yarn!
Soft and lofty.

That gallon sized ziplock bag will produce enough yarn for a small crocheted blanket that will be soft and warm.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH MY GOSH!! My art friend has everything needed to make yarn, except the dog fur. What an awesome take on metamorphosis. Your posts are truly unique and I learn SO much when I visit. Thank you for this post that was both entertaining and informative.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest judy, wow this is awesome! Such a wonderful entry to this week's challenge! I reallya dore your Traditional Spinning Wheel ~ it's soo cool!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


gma said...

Cool! From a Samoyed spun to a yarn blanket...great metamorphosis.

Robin Norgren, M.A, Owner of Josey's Art School said...

this looks like it would be absolutely GORGEOUS to work with. What a talent you are!

Shelinwa said...

OH I agree with the awesomeness very cool.
You are one talented lady!!!!
Love Shel
PS just found you on FB


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