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20 October 2010 @ 10:31 am
 ....The yarns I mean! Here's some new ones....they are just getting bigger and bigger. 

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DON'T FORGET THE FREE WORKSHOP! Nov 6-7 Placerville, CA. Sign up on the Camp's Page.



New yarn for sale on the YARN PAGE:



DOPE ROPE II: 9-ply!!





















HARVEY HAD SWEET THOUGHTS (Sometimes): Navaho Ply











 
 
pluckyfluff1
Out of gas? Rent due and hours cut back? No one bidding on your auctions?  Have you told the cat he's on his own for dinner tuesday, thursday and sunday nights- go catch a mouse or somethin? Well, welcome to the clinically recessed club. But i'll tell you what , I've had it. I've had it with you Recession! and you can look me in the eye when I say this....i ain't-a gunna play your game n'more!  I ain't playin no more and you know what spinners? you shouldn't either. As a big 'In Your Eye' to the recession I have decided to make my hometown, Hangtown CA workshop a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN class. That means...if you can pay the full tuition, well, do so! If you can't then pay less or pay none but contribute to the workshop with whatever you can muster be it extra fiber, yummy potluck dishes or your boyfriend's home-brew. Wish I could do it for all my classes but this one I don't have to buy a plane ticket to get to, i just got to stumble out of bed in the morning. It's coming up quick so enroll or email me soon. (If you've already enrolled you'll have a chance to re-think it...don't worry)

WORKSHOP AND CLASS INFO IS HERE ON THE WEBSITE.

The Screw-You Recession! WORKSHOP
at Boeger Winery
1709 Carson Rd.
Placerville, CA

Nov 6th and 7th, 2010
10-5pm
$200 or whatever you can do



This workshop will be held outside on the beautiful, historic Gold-Rush grounds of Boeger Winery. There is room to camp if you want but be fore-warned IT'S RUSTIC. And by that i mean no showers and no campfires. I have a fire pit that the group can use and there are bathrooms. I'd say space is limited....but only if we need more than 70 acres. What I will run out of however is fiber and snacks, so be prepared with some sharing items! This ought to be fun, if Woodstock were a spinning camp.....











We will be spinning on the patio there.






See how happy spinning camp can make you!





Many interesting lessons will be taught! (Just ask the Kiwi's)



 
 
pluckyfluff1
14 September 2010 @ 11:55 am
Two more super bulky Navaho-plied yarns. They end up so ropey! Yet so soft.....


REMINDER! Camp PORTLAND is this weekend. Not to late to join, there are a couple of spots left. I'll be using the AURA, so even if you are not enrolled and you just want to come check it out, stop by!






Camp Pluckyfluff, PORTLAND, OR
Bamboo Grove Salon
134 SE Taylor, Portland OR 97214
www.bamboogrovesalon.com
Sept. 18-19th, 2010
$200/person
10-5pm




NEW YARN!

SUPER SHIZZLE! Wool, alpaca, sari silk and some other stuff. I spun in the AURA style in spots and when that gets navaho plied it looks AWESOME. My new new favorite thing. FOR SALE ON THE YARN PAGE.
























LUMPLE- Also navaho plied.....yes i'm addicted. FOR SALE ON THE YARN PAGE.





 
 
pluckyfluff1
25 August 2010 @ 02:59 pm
 The rumors that I was abducted by a pack of transatlantic werewolf pirates are not true. My brother got married last weekend and I was helping coordinate and though being held prisoner by foul smelling monsters is preferable to nuptial arrangements such was not my fate. But the 'do's' are done and i have been hiding in a hole for three days spinning! here are a couple of new yarns for sale on the Yarn Page.



NOVELHO

This is my new most favorite thing EVER, and i suggest you all try it if you haven't already. Know how to Navaho ply? Better learn! Once you get the basics down try doing it with and extremely thick AND thin single. It's like doing a drug that you wake up the next day from feeling even higher.

4.6 oz
44yds bulky
$68


This one is a natural grey wool with big sections in semi-felted wool bubbles. Three-plied wool bubbles? yes....yes it's true.



















SUHZZY
2.2 oz
24yds bulky
$45


For this one I used recycled sari silk as a core and spun sheer white wool around it. Then fulled it so it all melded together. also fun...














 
 
pluckyfluff1
16 July 2010 @ 11:48 am
 All current and upcoming classes are now posted on my Camps Page. Check 'em out! This schedule goes through spring 2011, I'm still scheduling for summer and fall so please email me if you are interested in hosting or have any good suggestions for venues.

NOTE: I had the wrong year for the November Hometown Camp in Placerville, CA. It's THIS November, 2010!! I don't even know what year it is sometimes....


Camp Pluckyfluff, PORTLAND, OR
Bamboo Grove Salon
134 SE Taylor, Portland OR 97214
www.bamboogrovesalon.com
Sept. 18-19th, 2010
$200/person
10-5pm






Camp Pluckyfluff, SARASOTA, Florida
Picasso's Moon Yarn Shop
1524 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL
October, 9-10th, 2010
$200/person
10-5pm






Hometown Camp Pluckyfluff, HANGTOWN! CA
At my pad!Come spin at lovely Boeger Winery in Placerville, Cali. Gaurenteed to be awesome, we will spin amidst the rustic gold rush era homestead and sip wine and eat figs off 150 year old trees. Gourmet catered lunch, yum. Bring a tent if you want to camp, it's rustic! ie: no showers. but there is a bathroom available and you can have coffee with me on the deck in the mornin'.
November 6th and 7th, 2011
$220
10-5pm






Camp Pluckyfluff, SAN DIEGO, CA
At
The Shepardess
January 22-23rd. 2011
$200
10-5pm

email to get on a waiting list pluckyfluff@hotmail.com. Enrollment opens Oct. 22nd.




Camp Pluckyfluff, New Orleans, LA
Location TBA
February 19th-20th, 2011
price TBA
10-5pm

email to get on a waiting list pluckyfluff@hotmail.com. Enrollment opens Oct. 22nd.




Camp Pluckyfluff, MELBOURNE, Australia
At
FAR (Future Art Research Studios)
March 26th-27th, 2011
price TBA
10-5pm

email to get on a waiting list pluckyfluff@hotmail.com




Camp Pluckyfluff, SYDNEY, Australia
Location TBA
April 22nd-3rd, 2011
price TBA
10-5pm

email to get on a waiting list pluckyfluff@hotmail.com




CNCH 2011- Conference of Northern California Handweavers
Sutter Creek, California
May 13th-15th, 2011

Contact CNCH for class schedule and enrollment.

 
 
pluckyfluff1
04 June 2010 @ 06:56 pm
 




I THINK IT'S RIPE
Coreless-corespun (spun on it's own fiber not a commercial material) wool/alpaca/tencel spun FAT then plied on a beautiful wool twine. Thinner sections in black and grey stripe through-out.

7.4 oz
45yds
$75
on the Yarn Page























im only putting this pic in because there's a really weird image of me in here, does anyone else see the tiny green eye? but then the hand is big...i don't know. i'm trippin'.
 
 
pluckyfluff1
 At the moment i just can't get enough of spinning. and i don't have any words to describe the LUST i'm feeling over this ginormous yarn (er...rope) i spun on the Aura all through the night. the pictures don't even show....it's huge! and felty and soft and there's even grass in it from the sheep. 

(for sale on the YARN PAGE, along with more norwegian greasy yummy yarn)



DOPE ROPE
One fat single in multi-colored wool plied with a rope-like single spun from matted felted fleece that got screwed up in a bad scouring. love those mistakes....


















 
 
pluckyfluff1
27 May 2010 @ 04:37 pm
 Here are some new yarns for sale. Three natural beauties spun from the native wool that was given to me in the Lillehammer workshop. I am reluctant to part with these! but i'm out of food money...so you all know how that goes. these are all spun in the lanolin and have a great feel and smell so....mmmmm. you know what i'm talkin' about!!

Descriptions and Prices HERE.




IT'S BECAUSE OF THE VIKINGS!














DEEP EWOK LOVE




















PLIMP






 
 
pluckyfluff1
24 May 2010 @ 11:41 am
 How had i gotten so apathetic about spinning? it just sneaks in on an artist sometimes and before you know it you're just going through the motions. it's been that way for quite awhile. BUT....no more. thanks to Norway i think! I just spent a solid day spinning all the amazing native scandanavian wool that was gifted by my lillehammer students. (will post tomorrow). but what i'm MOST excited about are these installations i'm doing with the yarn. i think i've finally actually morphed into a spider, because now not only do i spin but i'm creating webs in corners and and walls. I am dying to get these into more gallery situations which has me laughing because i have been so anti art scene forever. it's one reason why i went craft to begin with. but i'm over it. i'm an artist weather i like it or not and it feels like this is finally a very natural transforming of craft into art. 

is anyone in bed with any curators? time for some good old fashioned nepotism.... tell them to show YARN!!


METAL BAT
This started out trying to be a general bat shape and ended up so metal. This is in a friend's living room. my new dream is to be commissioned to go into individual spaces, spin a specific yarn and install it into the space however the space dictates. Girl's gotta have goals!
(excuse the crappy iphone pic quality...it's all i had at 3 in the morning...)








 
 
pluckyfluff1
21 May 2010 @ 10:45 am
The AURA is up and running and for sale on my website!! The ultimate wheel, it can spin lace-weight to extreme shaggy boa's in the same breath without changing the flyer or parts! With more range of tension than anywheel on the market it can handle any texture you throw at it. With no little orifice or hooks to contend with it's perfect for beginners and is so unrestrictive you'll never outgrow it. Don't believe me? Come to a workshop and try it out. (Or if your local to Placerville, CA email me for a test drive). Purchase of the wheel get's you 25% off a workshop of your choice.


AURA
$963.00
Free Shipping in the US from now until July 15!
Get 25% off ANY Pluckyfluff workshop with purchase of the AURA from Pluckyfluff.com.





Don't Be Late For Class!
PORTLAND, OR. Workshop
Sept 18-19th
10-5pm
$200/person

sign up on the CLASSES page!