Tuesday, April 19, 2016

'The' Study is Finished!!

I feel like standing outside and telling the world it's finished!!

I made the trip to the post office last Thursday, April 14 to send away the 'Blending with Hemp' study, my final requirement for Olds College Master Spinner program.

I took a couple of vacation days to finish it up and spent the last day with some dye and 1000 grams of Dorset roving just to relax and have some down time before going back to work the next day.

That's what I call down time - doing the fun stuff.

I got out a new book I purchased from Susan Rex called 'Complex Colour' about dyeing and chose a colour scheme and then my colours. 10 colour recipes. Actually 4 formulas and some different depth of shades and a couple variations.


Here they are outside drying on the shrubs and then a sample to see how they look together.

I like the colours together and now I'll have to look for the right project.



Saturday, April 9, 2016

In Depth Study

I have been so busy with my study 'Blending with Hemp' for my Olds Master Spinner course, that sadly I have neglected the blog.
I have taken days off from work and ignored many things at home just to forge ahead on the study. 
The spinning was a huge task.
The writing was a challenge to present everything orderly and complete without going into too much detail on points that didn't concern spinning.
The formatting was a challenging monster. 
The grammar was important. 
The printing is a task I'm still at work on, but the end of that is in sight.
I've learned a million things about MS Word 2016.
Tomorrow I hope my colour printing is ready for pickup and then I can design my sample pages to insert. 
Then all I have to do is decide if I should bind it or use a binder.
I will be so ready for a trip to the post office...and the wait to hear back from the school.

It's Saturday night and I took time to start a new pair of socks. 
Relaxing just a little.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hemp Stricks

Look what came in the mail today:
These are hemp stricks ordered from Pallia.net. Long line hemp. I'm very much looking forward to trying it and using my distaff.
I wasn't able to find any in N. America as of this time so ordered online from Germany. If anyone reading this knows of where to find hemp stricks in Canada or the U.S. I would love to know about it. 

Along with the hemp came two spindles with tapered ends and a kiln fired clay whorl. So cute and lovely spinners. 

I received great service and quick delivery from Pallia. They specialize in historically correct midieval tools & materials.