Friday, August 14, 2009

Skein winding in progress

Here's a peak at my skeinwinder, showing a skein being made for the next HDT batch. BTW, yes, I did paint the floral design on it myself :-) My beloved yet oft-neglected loom can also be seen in the background.

What I'm planning is to hand paint some warp stripes in the same colorway as the tatting thread skeins, then weave a table mat that may be embellished with a matching tatted edging. Purples and blues, I think. We'll see what happens.

13 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ooh! I like your skein winder!

Carol Lawecki said...

What a lovely work area you have and the picture on the wall is so pretty. This is one of yours that you made using the loom and your own HDT?

Carol Lawecki said...

The skein winder looks great with your hand painted vine! You are so talented.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Diane. It's an essential piece of equipment for me!

Carol, I did weave the hanging, several years ago. I used my own hand dyed handspun yarn, plus commercial yarn to make it. Thanks for your compliments! You're too kind!

TattingChic said...

Lucky you! What a fabulous studio AND skein winder! I would love an area dedicated strictly to my art!

Fox said...

What an intriguing looking space! You do have a lot of overlapping talents! : ))

Tatskool said...

What a fabulous work area. I can picture you working. Ir's enough to inspire anyone, simply lovely. Created by a star!

yarnplayer said...

TattingChic, you are right, I am lucky to have my own little space
:-)

Thanks, Fox, that is so nice of you to say. I'm happy that some folks actually do find my work interesting.

Thank you, Tatskool. I think you and all the wonderful blogging tatters are all stars!

Isdihara said...

Ooh! Your weaving/skein-winding room looks like a perfect haven to kindle creativity. Thanks for sharing a glimpse. Can't wait to see your latest handiwork.

Ridgetatter said...

I could not resist the results of the loom in your hands. I bought both of them? My favorite color combination. I may just take some of your HDT and tat an edging for each...hugs, Bev
I, too like your work space. And one of these days, I'm ordering a wall hanging; don't be too quick to sell that loom. hehehe The word verification fit: dorklest that's me!

yarnplayer said...

Isdihara, thanks for that glowing interpretation of the glimpse of my little "studio". In reality it's quite messy and dusty, which doesn't show on the photo - LOL!

Ridgetatter, I'm so glad you liked the towels! I take your encouragement as a sign that I should indeed keep the loom and continue weaving! I hope there is some HDT in your collection that will match the colors well enough. Maybe I will have to come up with something new...hmmm....

SY said...

You are truly a "participant of the arts!" So much talent just oozing out of you!

yarnplayer said...

Aw, shucks. SY, if I didn't do this stuff I'd find other ways to cause trouble - LOL!