Posts Tagged ‘art yarn

Spinning lock yarn is so fun!  There are so many different ways to spin lock yarn.  You can start with a base of wool and add the locks to that as you go.  Or you can only spin locks and/or add other spin in materials as well.  If the goal was for us all to spin a lock yarn..I think they would all be different and beautiful.  Creating unique beauty is so soothing to my soul.  I wish that on everyone! Here’s a few pics of some of my latest lock dyeing adventures. 🙂

These are English Leicester locks from Namaste Farms 🙂

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A few fun and new things happened around here last week.  One is this fun little newborn prop set was created!  My arms got a work out from putting it into position (in the air) while slipping on all the ribbons and fabric.  Next time I might have to table the whole situation.  It took longer and used more material than I thought.  Upon comparison, the ribbons/fabric I used for this  is quite long, at 10 – 12″ deep.  It will look great as a background with some distance and can always be shortened by the customer.

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Another most exciting thing for me was the acquisition of a new camera.  Everything is set to auto..because  yes, I am mostly lost, so I am driving it on auto pilot…but I am beyond..beyond..beyond..excited to learn! The above photo was taken with my cyber shot digi, the photo below was taken with a Nikon.

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I’ve listed the newborn prop set in my ilashkisses Etsy shop and you can find it there. 🙂

This week brought again a grand reception to my handspun yarn kits!  The latest one is on it’s way to it’s new home.  I am having a lot of fun creating them!

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I’m looking forward to another week of making fun of fiber, and exploring more photography projects!    Make sure you check in on my facebook page to keep up on all the latest!  Thank you for following along!  Happy creating!

I am enjoying making bamboo yarn so much!  I know it’s completely out of season …and I’m just rocking it.  I will be dyeing and listing more lux mix fibers this week too – because they are more in season right?  handspun bamboo yarn, hand painted bamboo fiber,

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Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you all have a fantastic week!





I just listed a new Handspun Yarn Gift Certificate listing..both on my website and in my Etsy shop!  Just in time for the holidays!  This is the perfect gift for the yarn or fiber lover in your life! Giving a gift certificate is simple for you and yet so very special for every recipient! Giving an ilashdesigns gift certificate is the perfect way to celebrate their love of their craft that they won’t soon forget!

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Perfect gift for the handspun yarn or fiber lover in your life!

Here’s a link to my website –

You can choose any amount from $15-$100!  Have fun and happy shopping!

Announcing a little game I am playing with a skein of my Lil Hero yarn!

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Lil Hero – superwash merino

Up for grabs is a free 2 oz. skein of Lil Hero – superwash merino yarn, I’ll just need to know how you’d like it spun and where you’d like me to send it.  Easy peasy.  Here’s what you need to do …go to Etsy and “like” it.  One other entry in the drawing can be earned if you include it in an Etsy treasury – and let me know you did so.    A winner will be chosen from the published “likes” on that listing in Etsy.  This give away will run from now until Friday, May 24, 2013. The winner will be posted on my blog May 25, 2013.  Have fun and thank you for liking my yarn! 🙂

I’m hosting another Penny Pitch Promo – this is a fun bundle of goodies!  You can read all the details on it when you click on the photo.  UPDATE:  This promo has ended.  Thank you!

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Just wanted to pop in and give you a sneak peek at the handspun art yarn and some other fun yarn that has been selling pretty quickly from my facebook page.  I am having an over the top fun time building it!

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