Friday, 31 May 2013

From Mayan Spinner to Wooly Owl!

Remember a few posts ago when I was coffee break Mayan spinning and I came up with this:

 and then Niddy Noddy'd it off to have this ... 

Well, I took that, set the twist on it, and knitted up this little fellow, as promised :)

This one, fresh from the dye pot, might be the next owl I think ... 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

The countdown to Creative Chaos is on!

xo nikki 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Lock Spun from Yesterday

I spun up the locks from yesterday's post and came up with this ... 

I think I might call it "Candy Coated Mischief" ... 

xo nikki 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Working Our Little Fleeces Off!

Nikki and I are working our little fleeces off to get ready for the show ... here are some more creations and scrumptious hand dyed fibre from last night ... 

Local BFL Locks fresh from the dye pot

"Canadian Maple" handspun

Beautiful 100 % Merino wool felted dress for a toddler

Close up with the silk inlays

Scrumptious hand dyed wool roving

I want to spin this one myself!!

xo nikki 

Old Man's Beard!

Not the band from Tofino but our very own Douglas sporting the Gotland locks - hilarious!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Sneak Peek ...

Just wanted to share a little sneak peek at some of the goodies that will be available at Creative Chaos in June :)

Mayan Spinner Handspun by Nikki M (above & below)

Felted Mittens by Nikki M (above & below)

Hand Dyed Teeswater Locks
Hand Dyed Mohair Yearling Locks

Gotland fleece that Nikki and I are going to create with ... 
Hand Dyed Wool Rovings

Gorgeous Hand Dyed Yarn by Nikki M (above & below)

Packaged Hand Dyed Teeswater Locks

Nikki M's stunning hand dyed sock yarns (above & below)

Come visit us June 7th, 8th & 9th at Creative Chaos!

xo nikki 

Friday, 3 May 2013

Spring is Here!!

 Can't resist sharing this one with you all - it's an awesome colour job by my little man in the celebration of Spring - because it's here y'all!

I needed to share the joy ;)

You can get these wonderful colouring books from the amazing Dana at her Etsy shop which is located here - - she has lots of lovely fibre goodies and is the creator of the these wonderful Knitimal characters which I and the kiddies absolutely adore!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Big Hugs! 

xo nikki

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Navajo Ply

Practising my Navajo Plying - which is taking a single plied yarn and plying it back on itself to create a 3-ply yarn - with some lovely hand-dyed Merino from Smith & Ewe and Nikki has snagged it to include in her hand felted scarves - I can't wait to see the results!