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Posts Tagged ‘handspun yarn’

Here’s my second video tutorial:

It’s all about recycling your carding and spinning left-overs, so don’t miss it!

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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?

As for me, I’ve decided to congratulate him my way …
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!

P.S. If you want to wish Freddy a Happy Birthday, you can visit the Happy Birthday Freddy Mercury page and leave a message. Thanks to for creating this magical space!



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by: antonella

I would like to introduce you BOB, one of the new yarns I’m selling online in my Etsy and ArtFire Shops.
BOB stands for Brown, Orange and Blue :)
It’s a Bulky to Superbulky 2ply yarn. I handpainted these supersoft superfine merino rovings and really enjoyed spinning them.
That’s why I asked my husband some special shots … (Thank you, honey! :D )
Isn’t Bob absolutely gorgeous? I was meditating to give him a brother and to offer it on my next giveaway…

Photo Credits: Federico Lamastra