Publisher’s Notes: Tonight we have the next answer to the the question, “Can You Spin This?” The item in question has a funny history. I had forgotten where it came from when my significant other reminded me that it was in a bag of jewelry he gave me that used to belong to his ex-wife! So, we have given this “treasure” a new life and I think you will agree that Monique did a fantastic job.
For starters, here it is in its original glory —
Next, in Monique’s own words: “First I took a look at it for a while, and then I looked for fibers I had in those colors.”
“I took some camel silk blend, sari silk leftovers, some locks, some blue silk and blue merino, some silver polylux and made a nice structured batt. I made a string with all the beads, bones and peaces of leather.”
“I picked a core thread, and started to corespin.”
“After I had the yarn, I navajo plied it. I didn’t use the big middle piece because I wanted to use that as a master piece on my finished item”
Here’s a nice composite photo Monique sent, too:
Love it! Monique, great job!!
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I can’t wait to see the next one — how about you?
All my best, Arlene