Monday, December 28, 2009

Snakewood Turkish Delight

I received this beauty for Christmas from my husband. It is made by Ed Jenkins. My Turkish Delight spindle weighs 1.3 oz; it is made out of rare Snakewood, the shaft is Apple wood.
I was using a larger Turkish spindle before, and only for plying. With this little spindle I spun some wool and silk using drop spindle method.
Amazingly easy to use, and so beautiful!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Muga Silk top

I have not visited my blog for a while: crocheting took priority again! This time it is Muga Silk top. I got intrigued by this yarn I was able to order directly from India. Muga silk is produced by wild silkworms, its natural color is creamy to golden. For the net in this Irish crochet top I used DMC cotton.