Bone Babies, Witch Women!

Years ago, I sold a decorated frozen charlotte doll. My customer referred to it as a “bone baby”, which I loved!  But this one?  I am not getting “baby” from her….

 

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I glued burgundy commercial yarn to the bottom of the doll, then attached some hand-spun singles in loops, and some more around her shoulders.  Pulled some fiber right off some Wilde Thyme Art’s mini rolags (rolettes?) to give this lady some hair.  Volume seemed to be a good thing.

Check the “before” shot, when I wasn’t sure what direction to head in!

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Now I need to make more!!!!  But also, I need some sort of proper way to hang them, as they will need to be displayed.

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Magpie Yarn

illum_the other day I stumbled onto Stacey Budge-Kamison’s work at Urbangypz.com and I was inspired!  My first project on my finished loom was getting irredeemably frogged, so I busted it down and rewarped with colors – fresh from watching Stacey’s work.

Watching art yarn go from scraps of fibers up to a finished piece was so exciting.  But I don’t have a massive fancy fiber stash.  What I have is a moderate stash of really nice acrylics and blends, as well as a lot of Lily cotton, with some miscellaneous fibers in there (wool, cellulose, and silk).  One thing I learned from watching Stacey’s videos was that one doesn’t need super expensive fibers to make exciting yarn.  A great big old duh moment for me! Continue reading “Magpie Yarn”

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