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Friday, August 3, 2012

FAF covered frame idea! With Art Yarn and Beads

Hello Everyone, happy Friday! I  hope you have some great plans for the weekend.
Today for FAF Id like to share the idea of making an artful picture frame from scrap yarn or some specially spun handspun. Its a great way to use little yardage, while adding color to your room and framing a favorite photo. What is used here is simply scrap yarns and strung beads, one being a broken necklace. They are both wrapped around a frame as shown. If you add a dab of glue here and there to make it a bit tacky it will arrange easily for you on the frame. It works best with a flat frame, not rounded. AC Moore crafts has some wonderful wood frames, no glass though, but for an extrememly reasonable price. They are all wood and unfinished. They come in all sizes. So the next step after  your finished wrapping the yarn around the frame you can cut a piece of heavy cardboard or a very thin sheet of balsam wood which is what I have used and staple gun it to the back of the frame. First make sure youve insertrd your photo........ and VIOLA!  For the home, or a very thoughtful gift for someone. You can also add in strips of fabric or what would be wonderful is the sari silk ribbon which is what I will add to my next one.  Another easy project that has no limits!

Farm news, hmm, all is quiet. The animals have had a bit of a break from the terrible heat. Don't get me wrong, its been hot, but a little better. They love the evenings, sleeping outside,wandering around quitly.  I go out to them during the day and bring chopped up carotts as a cool treat  they all love them.  The garden is awesome, the spaghetti squash and acorn squash has been so good!! The tomatoes are  flourishing. We have 17 different heirloom organic types. Given to us from Farmer Richard. Working hard on some new projects. I'm really enjoying spinning and using the wire core handspun. Ill be teaching a class this fall at Madison Wool. Details to follow soon. So for now that's it here from Pamsfiber at Dream Come True Farm.
Stay cool! 
PS I know you must be wondering who the cutie pie with the Dennis the Menace look is. Well, it's my wonderful grandson Luke! He's my little farm helper! 

As always I've listed new items in my take a peek if your interested
 in wire core handspun. Be well. XO

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Winner announced for Spinners Notebook drawing.

TaDah!  Xiane was the winner of the Spinners Notebook!!  I hope it will enhance your fiber experiences and you'll find that it becomes irreplaceable!!  Please contact me either here or message me through FB with your address and I will get your notebook out to you!!

More fun drawings and free stuff to be announced...

We had 25 new followers sign up to the blog. I hope you will follow us.  I love doing
 drawings so there will be some fun drawings such as naming some of my projects and if I choose your suggestion you'll be the winner!! Helping me choose color pallets, oh heck I have lots of ideas to have fun with. And if you have any let me know.  Lots to give away!

Not to mention, check in for some free ideas, patterns, free tutorial videos and farm news.  Check in, have a cup of java or a cold drink and relax and enjoy.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Treasurey of memories. The Ultimate Art yarn

I had to do a  single post to honor this art yarn.  I wanted to share the idea of a treasure yarn, a yarn of memories, a yarn that can be knitted into a special something with the memory treasures spun in.  Collect little trinkets that have special meaning and use them to spin a real treasure.  
  I custom blended the batt that made this yarn with alpaca babydoll blend from my animals adding in angeline, mohair locks, BFL locks, assorted hand dyed corriedale wool pieces and tiny felt nubs. Then i spun a single handspun. The next step was to re spin it on to a core, which I chose a very thin mohair. I re spun it as a coil yarn adding in treasures, trinkets, memories.. Glass beads, felt flowers, charms, broken jewelry pieces, lace crochet flowers, sequin, felted balls and other treasures. It came out awesome. This is a true art yarn. It can be worn as a cowl without knitting, place it in a strategic way and use as a yarn sculpture, pin it to the wall in an artistic manner.  Knit an awesome scarf on jumbo needles allowing the coils and treasures to be shown off .This yarn is in my Etsy shop and listed for 62.00 inc. shipping.  Or if purchased through my blog 59.00.  I hope it inspires you.  

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hooked on spinning wire! New item up for the grabbing!

Hi Everyone! I wanted to share with you my newest handspun wire yarn creations. I'm so hooked on spinning with wire. I took some merino wool and blended in a lot of silk to make a soft batt with a shine. I then spun a wire core spun yarn. I'm going to spin up some wilder batts soon and make similar jewelry a bit on the wild side.  I have lots of ideas for this type of yarn! I hope to have an entire line in my farm shop, for Etsy and for shows. The wire allows me to shape and reshape the piece to whatever I may be in the mood for. Can't wait to do more of these creations. 36.00 for the set plus shipping of 5.00

 Please respect my ideas and if you decide to use this would  you please give credit where credit is due? Some ideas I love to share for the taking, and others seem to be near and dear to me, this being one of them. Of course using an idea is of the highest compliment, but I'm trying to build a business  and at the same time share what fiber has to offer. Giving credit for my ideas is much appreciated.  I always do the same.  And I think its only fair. I thank you ahead of time..Enjoy, see you soon.   XO

Silk and merino core spun wire yarn. Vintage button on cuff, shells on necklace. Color is coral with hints of pink.  Very soft, nice low shine to the yarn. 
 I'm selling this set,  more will be available soon. 36.00 plus 5.00 shipping. Please email me if interested. Thanks and have a grand day!