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.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

6th of may


to start - i can FINALY recieve the mails again :D
thank you all for the comments (yea thats specially for you Mela :D )

i didnt do much yesterday, just washed the test spin sample
and knitted a tiny bit out of it


and collected the final dry baby alpaka
if i am right, this is the last fiber i have to prepare before i start to work


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5th of may


i played with a new fiber mix
18 micron merino, and tussah silk, which i dyed with the left overs of gunmetal dye some time ago
i am going to bled the 2 together, and mix some black bamboo into it
it will be 6 batts, with something like 45 to 50 gram each
i might need to deside if i want to make a 4 or 3 ply


then i knitted a stunning 4 squares, till i was so restless again, and went back to carding :D


here you see 2 batts after the 1st pass through the drumcarder, and 1 batt after 2 passes
i might need to run it though 1 or 2 more times, to get it even more blendet


i did a little sample with my handcards, and this spins like high polished dark steel :)
and yes, its sparkle you can see here !


AND i did a tiny bit of spinning again - i need to finish this black
i desided i dont like to spin black, i can hardly see it, as the light comes from the back.


and i chatted many many hours … :D

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

4th of may


i played a bit with my locks, as i didnt clean them good enough before washing and dyeing
i have to pull the locks apart now to get the seeds and grass out
but as i would do this anyway, i saved myself some time and did the whole process sloppy *lol*


later i finished the battmaking of my nice pink/lilac wool


and prepared some baby alpaka for washing


Monday, May 4, 2015

saturday the 2nd of may


i spent the rest of the day fluffing up and brushing fibers to make small batts
its now all ready to be run through the drumcarder



1 part i already did card, and then dizzed it off, worked wonderfull


and a little test spinning … i LOVE it


AND i finished row 18 !
just 22 rows to go, each 1 sqare shorter then the one before :D