Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pics to Picks Part One - Planning Stages

I got my Pics to Picks package and I'll tell you, I can't wait to get started, I love all the pictures, swatch of cloth and the hand spun yarn that Lynn from Linnet Knits sent to me as my inspiration partner.
Sorry for the sideways pic blogger is not cooperating today!!Since I'm inspired by all of my goodies, I've decided it would be fun to do several projects from them. For my first project I thought I could do something really tactile and expand my knowledge, so I picked the yarn as my inspiration, I love the texture, color and feel of it. In the spirit of adventure, I ordered a drop spindle kit with some alpaca roving and will try (hopefully succeed) spinning some yarn, if I don't make a total tangled mess I will use both in the final project yet to be determined.

My second project inspiration is the cloth swatch, look at those wonderful colors really just so dreamy, it makes me feel like I'm in a watercolor painting with fluid moves of color. I want to take the beautiful colors and make a small bag, with the cloth as a liner. I'd like to experiment with my inkle for this one as a wearable art piece. (sounds so artsy fartsy)

The third I want to do some clasped weave project I love the daffodil postcard and want to use it as the jumping off point and get some controlled weaves in it also, am having some issues with how to accomplish it. I want to try something totally different with my RH I have time to think on that one so I'll let you know once I cross that strange bridge in which thought comes to practice and final fruition.


Theresa said...

Looks like an inspiring batch of pics. I can hardly wait to see what you'll come up with. It such an interesting challenge.

Benita said...

That is such a cool idea!! I cannot wait to see what you do.

Lynn said...

I'm glad you're finding what I sent you so inspiring!

Meg in Nelson said...

Beautiful stuff you got!


Lynn - Once I calmed my mind all of your pieces spoke out I'm so going to keep them on the board in my office to keep myself thinking.

Meg - I love the direction this event took this year!

Theresa & Benita - I'm almost done warping the inkle will have some pics hopefully on Friday.