Saturday, November 14, 2009

pixie takes a hike (or, samplings of samplings)

I have a spindolyn sitting by almost every place I sit down in my cabin. I call them my little “head clearers”
They are “in progress” testing of two things, a sort of sampling and sampling. Some are sampling the spindolyn prototype itself, some are sampling the fleece or blend.

I like to make blends, blends of fiber even more than blends of color, and that is a lot. I am very blendy, I guess, and so could call my spindles “mind blenders” smile_teeth

Anyway, sometimes the samples become part of a big project, sometimes they become part of the little balls of fibery goodness sitting around in baskets, calling out wistfully as I pass my glance over them, “if there were only more of me, you could make a shawl or a sweater”.

And sometimes, I hear them singing in soulful voices “all of me, why not take all of me”


So when all of me is not very much, you have to think small. Pixie size small.

hiker pixie

So, here is a sampled blend of cotswold and jacob rump fleece for pixie hair and beard. A sampled blend of space dyed merino and nylon for the hat and a sampled blend of gray romney and overdyed gray romney for the little sweater.

This pixie himself is a hiker pixie, I carved his little face, and body (the body is cedar) and his arms and legs are a bendable wire armature and tennessee river cane. The problem is, he lost his hiking stick, so as time permits, I really need to take him out into the woods to find a new one.

hiker pixie


  1. he is adorable . . his face has such personality!

  2. Love him ! He looks like someone I know from somewhere- but he also looks like he has a good sense of humor. Could make a bad day way better- ready for market yet?

  3. I totally want one!

    Eagerly awaiting for my spindle... I'll be spinning my own yarn for the first time very soon. So exciting!

    Any tips for the newbie will be appreciated. :)


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