Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Long time no spinning

I hope there are still some of you who read this blog, after such a long absence... I  meant to explain about it, but somehow things got hectic and I didn't. I had the fortune of being offered a contract for an archaeological dig. It was only for a month, but it was great. I hope for more opportunities like this in the future, but for now I am back at the spinning wheel aaaand I have already been busy listing new creations!

I'd like to show you some of my favourites. The first one was inspired by the book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, more specifically by the character of Mr. White, and the second one is a fairytale art yarn inspired by Rosered.

Mr. White


Mr. White is also known as Pollution, who took over for pestilence after penicillin was discovered. He is one of the Horse Persons of the Apocalypse, wears white, and leaves oily traces behind - as well as litter. When I sat down to spin this yarn I was suddenly hit by a sudden inspiration: what better thing to spin in (beside the fish bone charms I had already reserved for this yarn) than strips of a plastic bag, as reference to the trash and, yeah, well, pollution Mr. White leaves behind? It turned out even better than I thought, I made quite narrow strips and they spun in wonderfully, these parts being only a little stiffer than the rest. You can find the yarn in the shop :-)

Memories of Rosered


The tale of Snowwhite and Rosered was one of my favourites when I was a child. I even had a jigsaw puzzle with the rose bushes from the tale, and probably the bear - or was it an illustrated book? I'm not quite sure, but I enjoyed spending time with this story very much. Rosered was the brave and adventurous sister, and I picked different shades of deep and bright red to depict her vivid liveliness.
This yarn is also already listed in the shop, and there are more new ones - The Power of Grayskull and Orion's Belt, for example, and also Dungeon Crawl, perfect for the gamers among you :-) Please have a look around if you're interested :-)


  1. I've spun several "snowwhite and rosered" yarns a while back, but my "rosered" is far less red than yours (see here:
    I do like the yarns - I just have no idea how to use them together. I don't want to split up the yarns of the one fairy-tale, maybe I have to do a wallhanging, following the sequence of the story, giving each yarn(= person) their own special knitting pattern and surround it all with green for the forest?

  2. Oh, I like them very much! Especially Snowwhite. I think splitting and striping them would be great, they would make a fantastic shawl or wrap. Or blanket? But I do understand your reluctance to split them... A wall hanging sounds great as well!

  3. hm, I thought about a blanket, but both snowwhite and rosered have wax beads plied in! not sure that it would be a good idea for a blanket:) right now they're hanging off my ceiling; every now and then I fondle them, think about ideas - and leave them hanging for another while:) good thing they don't need feeding!



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