Wellcome to my blog

My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Spinning - Huacaya Alpaka - Knavesmire Axel


yesterday this fantastic fleece arrived at my doorsteps
i wasnt able to open the box straight away, but the pleasure was HUGE when i did today :D

its the fleece of Knavesmire Axel, he was born May 2012, and this cute little baby lives in England :D :D


i am soo sad i am not able to catch the true colours of the fleece, its like dark dark chokolate, with a hue of reddish in the middle, and golden tips
its so fine, like angels hair, and i just love to run my fingers through it


the bad part of such a delightfull fleece, it takes literally ages to pick the vegetables out, and sort it.
and its a HUGE pile of it :D

and not even half of it done
but can you see the cloud of cobweb like fluff ?
sadly, the time runs, and the fleece still seems as big as to begin with :/


but stay tuned, i will arrive the state of spinning it sooner or later :D

Spinning - Huacaya Alpaca - contract


finished the contract of lovele Jelanis fleece Spinning - Huacaya Alpaca - contract :D

1 strand was made into "art yarn" :D
was much more complex then you can see here,
its a blue single, plyed with silk
two times, and this then was plyed with the white single, so actually a 5 ply :)


while i was working on the fleece, i desided to rent a drumcarder, and i made some batts - it sure goes much faster then with handcarders :D


this is how i did it before the drumcarder - always 2 oz of rollags in a package, took me a night to make 4 oz !


and i am a good girl, i was not just before spinning, but also after spinning :D :D
but i see a pot of noodles here *lol*


so i had in the end 1 strand with 2 oz, rather thin spun

062 - Kopie055

and 4 strands with 4 oz in a bit thicker yarn and 4 oz strand of art yarn :)


it already arived in USA and i hope the new owner is happy with it as i was