Friday, April 10, 2015

The Road of Trials

Over the rainbow

My journey through Module 2 was particularly difficult for me.  After completing Module 1, The Call to Adventure I purchased a Lendrum Spinning Wheel from Paradise Fibers in Spokane, Washington as sort of a reward to myself for accomplishing something so  difficult and challenging. I had never used a spinning wheel before so Module 2, The Road of Trials started with my learning to use this wheel. Which after many Trials and errors (no pun intended) and help from my friend Barbara of Weavers of Char-Lee, I felt confident to begin.

I've had my ups and downs, my lost opportunities, "the should of could of" moments, but regrets, no!  So immediately I decided to theme my yarn on the Wizard of Oz.  I like that the movie begins in black and white and as you follow that road to discovery everything turns to color.  I ordered one of Natalie Redding of Namaste Farms Scrapboxs and set out on the journey through my past!

The scrap box was full of sparkly colored fibers and made me think of a basket full of rainbows.  As I thought about people I miss and opportunities I missed out on, I chose a new color to represent that feeling.  I then created and added dragon fly charms, to represent "where blue birds fly freely and clouds are far behind me" as a way of letting go. Or as I worked I thought about the flying monkeys.  Either way they are full of representation and thoughts only I know.

The last charm on my yarn was a charm included in the scrape box of the character Hello Kitty, which completed my spinning.
So in the end I over came many more challenges than I first realized.  I am not exactly pleased with the outcome of the yarn.  While on the wheel I liked it, it was when I set the twist that the yarn looks a little haphazard and full of chaos.  My thought is to ply it, or redo it.  It seems strong but its so fuzzy! But for now I will leave it as it is!  Maybe my yarn is trying to tell me something!  Haha!

Until we meet again in Module Three! Happy Spinning!