Let The Yarn Speak: Can we go for a “dry”?

Working with yarn, textile or fiber to create art may involve experimenting.  For instance, when framing my wool pieces, I do not place anything under glass because yarn can actually sweat under it.  My motto is to allow the yarn to speak to me; that is, to carefully observe and intuit what can work.

Let the yarn speak!

Recently, after the first steps of crochet before sculpting it into a finished product–that of jewelry or fine art–I got a calling to toss a bunch of items into the dryer.  Crazy but I was compelled; the yarn told me to do it.

Well, I tossed my works in, then went on to do other things.   A short while later I returned and was amazed.  I actually sat and became mesmerized watching the toss of all my stringed works.  It was a wonderful rainbow swirling around. The blues and yellows and greens and red. 

Then I busted out in laughter. 

This is sick:  what the heck am I doing lovingly watching a rainbow of string toss around in circles?  Reminded me of being a child watching my teddy bear dry…slowly bumping around in circles.  Joyously chaotic.

Then even more crazy, I ran to get my camera for a picture…a crazy photo shoot of yarn in the dryer.  What the what???

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Crocheted yarn string in the dryer. Photo Copyright 2016 (c) Alicia Evans
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Well, when it all finished swirling around, I must say there was, indeed, a far more fluffier appearance.  Next step, to create finished works.

Ahh, the mind of a creative is always at work.
What do you think of this? 

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