Thursday, May 24, 2012

Power Outage



What to do when the power goes out for 2 hours?  Hmmmm?  How about a little experiment with the home made hackle?  I lashed on some pretty colors of roving, some sparkle, and got out a metal washer to use as a diz.  This was my first attempt at dizzing roving off a hackle.  I found that the "pass" from right to left went well. The left to right not so much on the first try.  But I gave it another whirl, and it worked out pretty well.  I spun up my little rovings into a thick and thin single, and then plied it with some funky textured pink I had on another bobbin.  It's only about 10 yards, but it's very pretty-the picture doesn't do it justice.  It was a nice way to spend 2 hours without power.

5 comments:

  1. Pretty pretty! We should all take some time without electricity, I think we'd get so much more fun stuff done!

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  2. Beautiful!
    I need to get my hackle back out. I haven't used it in ages.
    Yes, a perfect way to spend a power outage.

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  3. Get your hackle on...thats the ticket.


    With All That I Am
    CArrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

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  4. Isn't it funny when the power goes out... you really understand how much you use it. Great job on finding something fun and productive to do. :-)

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  5. That roving is beautiful. I enjoy the process of "hackling" fiber. My favorite is combing and then spinning right off the combs. Have a wonderful week.

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