January 21, 2014 · 9:17 am
I used Jacey Boggs‘ techniques to do this…
I feel a tea cosy coming on! Big thanks to the friend who gifted these cocoons: you know who you are! This is really what I had planned all along to do with my home grown cocoons, but they turned out to be rather thin. I guess I am raising silkworms of uncertain parentage, not silkworms that have been bred for their fine silk or silkworms that have had optimum treatment! Their cocoons are certainly not as strong or as thick-walled as the cocoons in this picture. So… perhaps they are not suitable to this use. There have turned out to be many others!
September 28, 2013 · 5:06 pm
Some time ago I was kindly nominated for the WordPress family Blog Award by tinkerbellknits, who has a lovely blog you might like to visit. Thanks so much, tinkerbellknits!
“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”
I am in turn nominating the following bloggers as people who have had a positive impact on my experience as a blogger… through their writing and what its shows about their craft and their values, their modelling of what a blog could be and what a blogger could be.
I hope you might check out their blogs.
Cossack design http://cossackdesigns.wordpress.com/
Wendi of the Treasure http://wendiofthetreasure.com/
Grackle and Sun http://grackleandsun.wordpress.com/
Sea Green and Sapphire http://seagreenandsapphire.wordpress.com/
Pia at Colour Cottage http://colourcottage.wordpress.com/
Deb McClintock http://debmcclintock.wordpress.com/
Trembling Inside the Cocoon http://tremblinginsidethecocoon.wordpress.com/
HXGreen Soul http://hxgreensoul.wordpress.com/
My thanks to all those who have supported this blog–I started out quite unsure whether I would enjoy or persist with it, and I find that I do and I will.
…and since we have been talking yarn bombs a little lately, here are some I added to the local bike path quite a while back. They are some of my early experiments in art yarn–some even made at a workshop with the inimitable Jacey Boggs (others made after poring over her book or DVDs). Cocoons, corespun, beehives and supercoils.