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Transformations Art and Craft Show 2013 Featured Artist: Susan Nadelson and her Hand Dyed, Handspun Yarn

 

Susan Nadelson Dyed Roving
Susan Nadelson Space Dyed Roving

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.

Susan Nadelson Dyed Yarn
Susan Nadelson Space Dyed Yarn

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.

sweater hand spun and hand knit from space dyed yarn
Susan Nadelson sweater hand spun and hand knit from space dyed yarn

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.

Susan Nadelson yarns and sweaters on display
Look forward to Susan Nadelson yarns and sweaters at Transformations.

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:

Connie Bracci-McIndoe(pottery)

Bernard Hohlfeld(artistic woodturning)

Amy Turner(weaving)

Ron Dombrowski(wood carving)

Sally Stang(pressed flower mosaic)

 

Transformations Art and Craft Show 2013
Transformations 40th Annual Art and Craft Show, November 8-10, 2013. Hopewell Train Station, NJ

 

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