Sep 14, 2014

S.T.E.A.M. on a Sunday

I haven't worked the rigid heddle loom in a while so I thought, what the heck... I could use a scarf for winter. More on that next post. Anyway, I had some left over yarn. Then I got to thinking, what can you do with yarn you don't seem to have any use for? How can you reuse? Experiment time. 

I cut some bits onto the carders and combed them out.

Made some funky, colorful batts!

Which spin into funky, colorful yarn! Groovy! I'm doing a spinning demo for kids in November, so I'm thinking this would make a good STEAM program. Teaching the kids about spinning and recycling and reusing materials. Anyone wanting to do this with their class or group, fear not. You don't have to spend a lot of money with this project. You can substitute wire dog brushes for the cards above and you can make spindles easily and inexpensively. Spindles can be made from CD's or toy wheels.

The sock is coming along. Coming along slower than I'd like but it will get there.

Isn't he cute? Che made him. She was so nervous waiting to hear back about a job she'd applied for that she cranked out a bear in a day. Much faster than her mom...

Remember the muscadine grapes from the last post? Well, here's another yummy thing you can do with these southern grapes