Saturday, November 26, 2016

November Art Batt for Handspinning

A second cup of tea and some early morning studio time yielded this art batt for spinning. I worked up some color ways using my Color Aid papers. Looking outdoors this November I matched up some of the colors I saw in the landscape, and pulled those swatches from the Color Aid deck. Then I tried out some of the colors with my paints, settling on those I wanted in my art batt. In the studio, I used hand dyed Border Leicester locks, fawn colored kid mohair, and silver Romney to create the batt on the Louet Classic drum carder. I love the soft color, which reminds me of the gray/beige of tree trunks, and those deep purple berries I see on my walks this time of year, hanging amidst the bare brown twigs of the bushes. Can't wait to spin it up!

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