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People who know me well also know that I’m a big fan of Queen.
On my studio wall, for instance, there’s a huge photo of Freddie Mercury printed on canvas -- an appreciated gift from my husband.
Everyone has their own methods to find the inspiration!
Today, Freddie Mercury would have turned 65.
Honestly, I can not imagine him in his sixties: my generation will always remember Freddie as the star of Wembley, coming back on stage at the end of the concert wearing a crown and ermine cape to the sound of God Save the Queen.
Do you remember?
So let me introduce you Freddie, my birthday present to Mr. Bad Guy.
Needless to say that I was inspired by the mythical crown to spin my yarn: I used scarlet merino wool, scraps of red velvet and golden fabric, golden thread and white and black feathers to recreate the fur effect.
Happy Birthday, Freddie!
Creating and handspinning my artyarn skein for the Handspun Revolution Exhibition that Lexi Boeger (PluckyFluff) is preparing in Lillehammer for next May, 7th has been an exciting experience.
This is what Lexi wrote on her blog, when calling for submissions.
I want to take a yarn from every single spinner out there willing and connect them all into one single continuous strand. One yarn made from many. An example of our collective individuality culminating into a single beautiful whole. Which is exactly what the Handspun Revolution is.
I couldn’t resist the temptation. I’ve been learning so much on Lexi’s books and I consider myself -- presomptuous of me? -- a little part of her Handspun Revolution crowd.
Can you imagine my face when I watched on Facebook this video, showing the winding of (hopefully) the world’s largest skein of HAND-SPUN yarn?
I’m so proud to know that my little skein is there