It all started with spinning some newspaper. I found this very relaxing and loved the way the colours started to come out in the spinning. I started with a nice looking single but decided to ply these as I wanted to knit the end product. And I was very happy with the entire process. This piece was inspired by my love of words and how they comfort me. How I would like to just wrap myself up in them.
Lately I have been exploring spinning with paper. I started off with some newspaper then I tried some washi (japanese paper), then some fish and chip paper and finally some toilet paper. I had a lot of fun playing around with new materials to spin. These are photos of the washi (japanese paper) I spun up and then plyed with kimono thread. I was inspired by the idea of Japans culture of softness (washi) intertwined with its strong cultural heitage(kimono thread) all of this woven into the shifting and unpredictable natural landscape that makes up this country.
My life revolves around dogs, family and the change of the weather. You will find me knitting, walking or wondering why nothing much grows in my garden when we have no soil, plenty of rocks and wildlife that loves the plants I try to grow.
I guess you could say that I wish there was more time for me to do and make all those exciting things out there in the world or maybe it is just my inability to use my time wisely. Oh and there is never enough time to read all those books. I really love learning new things, making new things and learning from others. you can find me as bishopstone on ravelry.