Pluckyfluff NEWS FLASH!
July 29th 2006
Starting a second BOOK!!
Pluckyfluff Book II:(working title)
This book will be a virtual FEAST of gorgeous yarn imagery, thoughtful and thought-provoking writing on the craft of handspinning and the artistic practice of it, simple instructions for 20 new never-published techniques, start-to-finish examples of varied and unusual processes, investigations into the natural collaboration between artistic spinners and knitters/crocheters/artists, images of the final products of these collaborations, and finally contributions from the vibrant new spinning/fibercraft community including patterns, poems, essays, interviews and thoughts.
Some Chapters so far:
Introduction: Overview of my approach to spinning, personal views and feelings on the craft.
Growing Pains: Art or Craft? Adresses the shifts and rifts currently going on in the craft of handspinning. In depth discussion of the new trends and their implications for the future of the craft. The role of creative thinking and non-function will be addressed and balanced against and dove-tailed into the topics of skill, tradition and functionality.
Influences: Ideas and imagery on sources of inspiration for creative yarn making including landscape, memory, politics, emotions, texture, etc.
Start to Finish: Step by step journey from sketchbook to final project: ie: The Emporor has no Clothes.
Instructions: 20 never before published new techniques with simple instructions and pictures.
Intertwined: The collaboration between spinner and knitter/crocheter/artist. Before and after pictures of Pluckyfluff yarns and the projects that crafters have made with them. Some contributions will include patterns and descriptions of how to make these projects.
One Hundred One of a Kind: One hundred beautiful fullcolor luscious pics of totally origional handspun yarn.
NOTE: Woven through-out this book will be thoughtful tidbits and quotes paired with beautiful imagery to really create the sense that you are on a journey through the book, stopping to see different sites along the way.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS!!
Interested in being a part of this book? I can't pay for contributions...hell, not sure how I'm going to pay for the book! But your name, website, etc. will be published with your work and full credit given. If you want to participate email me a picture of the work, or for written works, a complete, edited, ready to print version. Works chosen to go into the book may have to be sent to me for photographing. BE SURE TO SPECIFY WHICH SECTION YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO!
A: Intertwined: Submit a picture of a project you have made with any Pluckyfluff yarn in it.
B: Patterns: Submit any pattern that specifically shows off the qualities of handspun yarn. (picture needed).
C: Writing: Thoughts, poems, essays, stories, quotes, etc. that have to do with yarn, needle/fiber craft, creative process, politics of fiber, sheep, wool, fiber...anything related to this craft. Be as creative as you want here! Got a good story of your spinnin' grandma? poem about cleaning guck out of wool?
D: Your Handspun: Submit your own handspun yarn or project made from handspun yarn.
PUBLISHERS: Interested in this book? I need money and It's needs to get printed...so contact me!