Welcome to ColourSpun - the blog. Here you will find all sorts of stories about the many happy hours I spend creating and making both in my studio and while out and about - just generally indulging my passion for fibre and everything fibre related. Hope you enjoy visiting.
Earth Hour - 27th March 2010 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM - Don't forget to switch your lights off for that hour!
I've been thinking how we can help save the earth from a fibre point of view. We would need to recycle. A few ideas immediately come to mind.... save all those little bits of yarn that are cut off after the ends are woven or darned into your knitting and spin them into a new yarn.
Spin old news papers into yarn - using recycled cotton as a core - and use to make anything from jewellery to vessels
Make your own unique, one of a kind fabric from even the tiniest scraps this one was a gift from my very dear friend
and most of all, try to always use only natural, earth friendly materials.
For the last 6 years I've been involoved in project to collect Winter Warmers for people who would otherwise go cold. It has been run as a competition through Craftwise magazine and the judging of this years blankets and quilts takes place tomorrow. The photos of all the entries will be posted on http://www.in2crafts.co.za/ and I'll post photos of the winners here.
Until tomorrow... HAVE FUN!
and remember - discoveries are made by not following instructions :)