First of all I'd like to share a photo of this wonderful parcel received this week from my #FibreShare partner, Paige of WovenByPaige.
If you haven't heard of Fibre Share, it is an international yarn swap for weavers, knitters, crocheters and spinners. You can check them out for more info on their site, www.fibreshare.org.
I was completely blown away by this package I received from Paige! It's so amazing how someone who you only just "met" (virtually) could seem to know you so well through the pieces they curate for you. I received so many beautiful goodies, both new and reclaimed (I'm all about vintage and recycling things, so I love this!), including:
- A sweet letter in which she beautifully drew my initials on the envelope
- Several colorful wool roving bits
- An AMAZING blending pack from NessalandFibers I totally plan on carding and spinning into some yarn for weaving
- Several pieces from a local vintage yarn shop (oh, how I wish we had one of those around here...)
- Colored warp yarn, which I'm super excited to try!
- Recycled Cotton Yarn (the texture in this is DIVINE)
- Washi Tape, which I will be going crazy with on any gift wrapped things I give to people from now on, including my next FibreShare partner. You have been warned ;D
- aaaaaaaand some Kookaburra wash, also from Nessaland Fibers. I recently ran out of a sample I had of this, so super awesome I am now restocked!
Thank you so much to my FibreShare partner, and I hope you guys don't mind me bragging about my amazing package. She did such a wonderful job it'd be a crime not to show off these pretty fibers! If you guys aren't following Paige, you can follow her on Instagram here.
As for Weave Wednesday, I have not been weaving much these past few weeks. I've been working on some knitting projects, including a test knit for BohoChicFiberCo I'm trying to get finish up in a timely manner along with my daily yarn-making. Pictured are the latest two weavings I've made, which I posted on Instagram about a week ago. Yep, they still have not been mounted to their dowels and ends woven in yet. I swear it takes me longer to convince myself to do those last two steps than it does to actually weave the piece on the loom. I'm so bad at finishing things. Working on it, though! ;)
Thanks to my FibreShare package, I feel my weaving mojo completely renewed and I seriously CANNOT WAIT to start weaving again! All the more push to get some of these knitting WIP's done.
Also, I will be doing a Q&A post very soon. Last chance for you guys to submit questions to me you'd like me to answer! You can comment below or email me and I'll add them to my list. Feel free to have fun and be random, questions don't have to be yarn-related :)
Thanks for reading! Until next time,
Amanda J. French
Fiber artist from Louisville, KY. Professionally, I spend my days spinning one of a kind yarns from wool and recycled fibers, and weaving with them. Other hobbies include; yoga, fitness, painting, studying languages, and knitting.