Wednesday, December 20, 2006

yarn appreciation

i like my little yarns, so i'm thinking of posting an older one every now + then to sort of fondle it with my eyes. someone else bought this set and i never got to see (at least, yet!) what, if anything, they turned it into...we get kind of attached to these creations, especially if we were trying to accomplish something with them, learn a new technique, say something.

for anybody who doesn't know, this is yarn. they are created from fibers such as wool, linen, silk, and spun on a spinning wheel to create a continuous length. just as people have been doing for zillions of years. and so much string has disappeared that we don't always realize how much cultures communicated with and via string. but i think we know it in our bones, at least women do.

4 Comments:

Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

Thank you for visiting Unravelling. You have a Randall Darwall jacket? You MUST post a picture of it, please! Or half a dozen pictures!

12/26/2006 9:26 PM  
Anonymous hollyeqq said...

I love this yarn. So inspirational!
You are amazing. How do you have time to spin?
I hope you had a good holiday.
Holly

12/29/2006 5:25 PM  
Anonymous jude said...

just looking thru all your spinning and yarn photos. i used to spin on my grandmother's walking wheel. way way back. you are inspiring me to go back to it. love that drum carder. i just have little hand carders.

1/17/2007 3:11 PM  
Blogger linda said...

meg: i will post jacket photo. i've been inspired by jude (above) to take photos of many textiles i have around me. they're too wonderful to keep to myself!

thank you, holly!

jude: i hope you do some more spinning. would love to see the fun you'll have :)

1/17/2007 5:25 PM  

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