I have committed dye-ing–

BOW BEFORE ME!

Well, not really.  Y’all don’t have to do that.  I’m just being silly.

But!  I have washed like 10-12 lbs. of (local) alpaca today and dyed it and a bunch of domestic wool, silk, merino, and mohair today.

I may not have gotten my studio cleaned today, but I did do this…basically, so I had more stuff to spin.

Which means, I’m going to have to card all of this first.

*SIGH*

…I’m never going to get the black to come our right. *is sad*

But, see–

Sudsy alpaca.

Mind you, this was about 10 minutes before I managed to face-plant into the (mostly) empty vat and bruised the hell outta myself.  I’m graceful, I am.

Never let it be said that artists don’t sacrifice for (to) their art.  Art gets pissy if it isn’t sacrificed to on the regular.

I’m totally not joking.

*is joking–kinda*

Oh!  I classed on Saturday, and it was the largest class I’ve had yet:  eight people.  I even sold some yarn.

So, if y’all wanna know the super-basics of drop-spindle making, here’s vidlet.

I love drop spindles.  They’re totally physics in action!

For art!

For science!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, the quiet set-up before the storm class.

Okay, I’m gonna go and tend to my various bruises by flumping somewhere comfortable.

Courage.

Stuff and things.

So, I’ve been ridiculously busy with The New Job (I’m three weeks in now).

It’s been nutty.  For realz.

So, today’s images and stuff are a bit older (the images are like a month old).

This is part of my insult series–one of my first embroidery projects.  It’s kinda sent me into more thoroughly constructed embroidery projects.

A couple of my fungoid owlets.  They’re numbered and everything.

And this is a detail of a 12-foot long upcycled, braided, silk and wool and satin multi-purpose—thing.  There’s nothing that you can’t do with it!

Except fit it into a small bag.  It’s frikkin’ huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge.

Okay, now that there have been pictures of pretties (and there are a ton more where these came from), an announcement.

PSA:  Thursday, May 17th, is the Opening of the ARTgarage’s Second Quarter Show.

Come and seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I’m demo-ing, yo.

Waffle is very happy.

Courage.