Susan Nadelson loves texture and color, and she plays with their unlimited possibilities to create one-of-a-kind handspun yarn. To begin, she finds the softest fleeces from special breeds of sheep. She cleans them by hand, removing bits of twigs and hay, then washes the wool in hot water with gentle natural soap. While the fleece air dries, Susan selects mohair, silk, bamboo, and other luxurious fibers to combine with the sheep’s wool. She then chooses her color palette and dyes each component separately. As she cards the wool and other fibers together the textures blend and the colors come alive.
Once she has found the perfect blend, she spins the fibers into yarn by hand. Each bundle of her yarn represents a unique exploration of texture and color inspired by the feel and hue of the natural world.
One of the pleasures of doing shows is meeting talented makers of craft, and as a knitter, I am glad to be at close proximity to Susan’s vibrant yarn.
Transformations 40th Annual Art and Craft Show, November 8-10, 2013, Hopewell Train Station, Hopewell, NJ.
Opening Reception Friday November 8th, 6-8 pm.
Transformations Featured Artists:
Bernard Hohlfeld(artistic woodturning)
Ron Dombrowski(wood carving)
Sally Stang(pressed flower mosaic)