Another market at the Arts Centre at Southbank yesterday : I met so many Ravelry/knitting/felting and Bunny lovers again and it is GREAT to see so many enthusiasts around. I told our furry and fluffy bunnies they have lots of fans and they happily started hopping around :-) All but one I must say: Cindy (you know the buck with the feminine name and a big Johnny Cash fan...)....Cindy had to be clipped...he was way way overdue for a haircut (I blame Bendigo......)....So I spent a good hour tidying him up and getting his coat off in a nice way, without making him look like a member of the Sex Pistols (for all you lucky ones born after the 90s.......they were a Punk band from the 80s, or was it 70s?....) He was much happier now that his hairdo was millimetered and immediately started munching on the treats (celery and broccoli fresh out of our veggie patch) :-)
Next on my haircut list was Jasmine (our REW) , she is quite a big English Angora and has gorgeous fluffy hair, but after a haircut she looks ...well...petite...lol.
Jasmine after the haircut (which left her with "poodle legs...."
I ended up spinning some Angora fibre for a project: one of my Angora flower wrap knit kits that I dyed in deep reds and plum:
Handspun and dyed Angora with gold bling for a Flower Wrap knit kit
When I was visiting our local library, the librarian told me that she was just looking at the Grass Roots magazine the other day, featuring our little angora bunnies with Pippi on the back cover and Paul, Jazz, Max and me on the front cover! It is great to have such a fabulous magazine featuring our little fibre farm and that so many people are reading it...By the way: that issue was published in March 2007! Again...time flies....we have moved to our own little piece of fibre paradise in the Yarra Valley about half a year after Grass Roots visited us ! Grass Roots photographer, Marcel Aucar, took some great photos and we still are very happy to have been visited by the Grass Roots gang and being part of their magazine.Holding Eowin a silver grey doe when she was 8 weeks old..
Okay, this following photo has absolutely nothing to do with bunnies or fibre, spinning or weaving, BUT...when I saw these orchids in our local shop, I was amazed at their colours: a velvet deep purple combined with a blazing fluorescent turquoise! Nature is such an inspiration when it comes to colours and I just know this colour combination is going to be my next dyeing and painting challenge: I just have to card and spin some Australian heritage Mohair for that project or....weave a silk Maya wrap and paint it "orchid style" ? I will keep you all posted!
Colour Your Spirit !