Can you see what I learned tonight? Can ya? Can ya? Can ya?
How about I bring the one in back into focus?
Okay. How about now?
Here’s that other one again…
And, no, it’s not that I learned that my spinning wheel is a single drive wheel. This one still works anyway (sticks out tongue). Guess again.
Here’s a hint…It’s a lot like the difference between color field and impressionistic painting.
Well, I’ll tell you. I got these pastel samples from Paradise Fibers. I didn’t really have a plan for them except that I just wanted some more fluff to practice with. I kinda just went color by color, no particular order. Splitting a piece here and spinning it. Then splitting another color and spinning that. Trying to stay consistent. Sighing when I wasn’t consistent. I spun one bobbin and then spun another. Then I spun again on the first when I realized that it was smaller than the second one. At the end of the day, when I found I had four lengths left to spin, I decided to mix things up a little. And, in the process, I think I stumbled onto learning how to mix colors while drafting on my wheel tonight!
Partly because it was already past my bedtime and partly because I was just curious to see what would happen, I put two colors together and tried drafting across them, back and forth. Well, it was a rocky road at first. A really rocky road. But, after I did it for a few feet, I kinda settled into what I was trying to do. I started with some green and blue. I went from green to blue-to blue-green and then sea-green and then back to green again-then blue. It was crazy fun! Once I ran out of green, I tried it with the blue and the orange. Can I tell you I nearly lost my mind when I saw the colors start swirling together on the bobbin?! What can I say folks? Color just makes me happy. 🙂
I think I’m going to need some more samples.