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Sunday, March 24, 2013

The idea of weaving.

Hello! I"m back.

Busy with school. Trying to get art internships. Very hard.
Right now, I'm taking a small break, as it is sunday and have done a bit of homework.

Lately, I have been spinning cotton on spindles I've made myself! Its a "green" cotton, 4 oz, but to everyday people it looks tan. I'm making it into sport/fingering weight yarn. I don't know why I am compelled to spin it so thin. Maybe because I see everyone else online spinning their threads that thin or thinner.

I've been spinning for a few months. I believe, since summer of last year. Its so fun and calming to watch a huge cloud of fiber turn into thread or yarn, a  more useable form.

I like the idea of growing your own fiber though.... call me crazy.

I've been making this japanese thread crochet dress pattern. I feel its very mori kei or classic lolita, and is just the thing to go over more plain outfits. Of course, I had to do quite a bit of math. If you want to make it, chances are, if you're not 34" bust, you're going to have to recalculate the size. http://gosyo.co.jp/english/pattern/eHTML/ePDF/1110/4w/211s-11_Amijin_Cotton_Buttoned_Tunic.pdf Its from Pierrot Yarns. I want to try their yarn one day. Their english site is here. http://gosyo.shop.multilingualcart.com/.

I am mainly working on larger drawing and sculpture  projects rather than a few sketches. I need to draw MUCH more. But me working on projects 7 days of the week is a start, even if I do stop to play videogames.
Working on a comic, and  an art robot sculpture that requires me to know about electrodynamics and basic physics/mechanics. Ugh.... probably should go to the sculpture studio tonight to work on it.

-MNR