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Abstract Expression

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Abstract Expression

Background:

I was given these rolags to spin for a swap. There was so much interesting texture hidden within, it was invariably expressed as an irregular textured single in the spinning. The commercial glitter thread sets it off perfectly.

Story:

Ideas, thoughts, concepts come or arrive or happen or were always there. Sometimes they are fleeting, sometimes more persistent. Some demand to be made. They care not that there is no vocabulary, no construction that can express them. They demand innovation to bring them to life. And the concept that revealed itself to you, which cannot be contrained by conventional lines, may appear differently to each observer. You brought it into being. Now it grows and changes with each interaction. Abstract expression is never static.

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Information:

Title: Abstract expression

Composition: Merino, Alpaca, Silk and Angelina

Weight: 100g / 10 WPI av. / Worsted thick and thin.

Length: 219m / 240yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.

Details:

Date: November 2015

Skein code: 0080

Fibre: Puni rolags of merino, mulberry silk, alpaca and angelina.

Source: Bits and Hobs

Status: Swapped

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The Oldest Question

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The Oldest Question

Background:

I was asked to make a yarn based on Doctor Who, using lots of blue and colours inspired by the picture provided.

Story:

The oldest question.

Hidden in plain sight.

Doctor Who.

A time traveller.

With me through childhood, then not seen for decades.

Reappearing for my own children, and for me! The child who never grew up (well … not unless absolutely necessary.)

Twelve different faces so far.

It reminds me of the faces I’ve worn throughout the years.

The fresh-faced child, rosy and cheeky. The growing girl, the burgeoning adult, the finally independent woman.

The student, the mother, the partner, the explorer.

The friend, the mentor, the maker, the fighter.

Different roles, different faces, all the same.

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Information:

Title: The Oldest Question

Composition: Merino with a touch of silk.

Weight: 100g / 13 WPI / irregular DK

Length: 233m / 255yd approx.

Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.

Details:

Date: October 2015

Skein code: 0074

Fibre: 21 micron merino and a little mulberry silk.

Source: Wingham Wool Work

Status: Swapped