My first handspun. Grey Romney Wool 2 -ply. As you can see, the yarn’s pretty thick because I was unable to spin thin singles when I first started.
The red thread is simply cotton embroidery floss I had lying around that I used to skein.
I try to buy something durable with my Chinese New Year money every year and this year it’s my first spindle. Her name is Grape Soda and she’s a beautiful Greensleeves Katherine’s Cup from Greensleeves Spindles. She has a 2.5 inch Purpleheart whorl with a Macassar Ebony Shaft. The last photo is my first hand-painted braid, Falkland wool top in the “Autumn” colorway from Spunky Eclectic which I am currently spinning.
100% Silk on Silk.
My own attempt at a hanfu hebao. I meant to make it out of blue satin but I couldn’t find it in the right color so I had to use blue silk instead which is more expensive *groan* The plum blossoms design is from a template but the thing was printed in such a blurry fashion by inkjet on paper that in the end I had to use my own imagination to fill in the blanks.
I made this for a friend and gave it away just before Chinese New Year but my computer troubles plus New Year obligations meant that I only got around to uploading this now.
I promised someone that I would make a bigger bag but I don’t know when that will be finished…I have yet to choose/buy the fabric…
(100% Silk on Silk) by Ink Jade Studio
I embroidered this as a Xmas present (design not by me though as this was from a kit) for a close friend. Just delivered it safely and on time. 🙂
Materials: black lip shell hairstick, white shell sakura, crystal, brass, shell pearls, glass butterfly and teardrops
Hairstick length: Approx 12.5 cm Dangle length: Approx 9.5cm
The black lip shell was chosen for its natural iridescence(look at the greenish part) which you can see in the photo. The silver colored dangle at the end represents a peacock’s feather.
Hairstick length: Approx 14cm Dangle length: Approx 9.5 cm
Meant to evoke the crystalline purity of fresh plum blossoms in snow. The pearl used is a natural freshwater teardrop pearl.
It’s actually inspired by my favorite tune (^3^) This is the character theme music of a character from Taiwanese Pili Puppet Show 霹雳布袋戏。
Materials: dyed bone(bovine), resin, brass,jade, glass, crystal, shell pearls Hairstick length: Approx 10cm Dangle length: Approx 13 cm The lotus is a symbol of purity and transcendence in many Asian cultures.It grows out of the mud in the darkness but remains unstained. (Yeah, it happens to be my studio logo too (^_-)y )