Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Thursday, December 13, 2012

More of Same

Here's more fluffy stuff waiting to be carded.

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    1. Haha! Yep. Some of the orange looked a lot like Ronald McDonald hair before carding. I think we had a multi-colored Halloween wig that looked a lot like the photo.

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  2. By looking at this, I can see just how much work you put into carding those fluffy batts!

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    1. The whole process took hours. While I'm washing, dyeing, and carding I wonder if it's worth all the work, but looking at the finished batts is really satisfying.

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    1. Working with the Kool-aid and food coloring is fun, but a bit unpredictable. Any two batches of the same color can yield quite different colors in the fiber, but I guess the surprise element makes it more fun--unless you are trying to get a lot of the same color. Blending the different shades during carding helps. Or you can just enjoy all the various shades.

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  4. i didn't know sheep came in such BRIGHT colors!!

    hahahahaa...clown hair! or cotton candy. i don't think i'd like green cotton candy though!

    i'll be back later to do some catch up!!

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    1. Lol! Laura, I used to work with a lot of school groups and sometimes would get a little tired of saying the same thing over and over. When I'd demonstrate using natural dyes, my display yarns were arranged by the colors of the spectrum. Sometimes I'd start out telling the kids that sheep came in white, gray, brown, red, blue, green...oh, wait, no, no, I used plants to get all those rainbow colors...The kids seemed to enjoy a little humor, too

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  5. Love to look at your fluffy and very colorful kool-aid wool, very inspiring! Also like catching up with your story about carding this, funny how nature can cheer you up when you are not having fun but still doing something so natural as carding? Always good to hear your stories and see your inspiring colors. Hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!
    Smile today. :)

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