I managed to finish the first lesson in the Beginning to Hook Abstract course. I am looking forward to the second lesson. 🙂
I finished spinning, plying, and processing the soy silk/alpaca. I am now down to very short soft fiber to spin. These would not be useful for rug hooking, so I am leaving them for now. I have been scouting around on the Net looking for affordable fiber to spin. I have to decide whether to buy it ready dyed or to dye it myself when I dye my cloth and yarns.
I have been reading some Wild Fiber magazine articles. I was gifted with ten back issues, and boy! Do I ever appreciate them! It is nice to have such a quality magazine to find information on the world of sheep.
I am about halfway done the last quadrant of Lost Soul. It is slow going as I am trying to control the colours so they do not get out of hand. I want the rug to have continuity from one section to the next.
I have been busy sketching most days this week and have pages of rough sketches/compositions for rugs. Time will tell how many of them are actually turned into rugs.
And last but not least, I organized the contest, which is still running till midnight Sunday. If you are interested in winning the 5 yard bundles of 10 different homespun fibers, just post in the comments here, and I will add your name to the bucket for hubby to draw a winner. 🙂