francescadileo francescadileo

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  I like to call myself a mixed media artist. I paint, spin yarn, weave, knit, crochet, needlepoint, and rug hook. Toronto.

http://francedcadileoartist.com/

More handspun for some dying. #maine #romney #meddybemps #handspun #spinnersofinstagram

@twinoaksfarmfiber Laura was so nice to meet you and visit your farm. You've just made me a very happy girl with your babies fleeces!!! I will def make more visits in future. Give Rue a big kiss for me! #bflromneymix #fleece #spinnersofinstagram #farmlife

One down and one more to go. Can't wait to have them on my feet! @rhicharddevrieze #peppino #sockknitting #knittersofinstagram

My most favourite yarn from #rhicharddevrieze. Isn't she a beauty! #peppino #sockknitting #knittersofinstagram

Oscar modelling my shawl WIP. I must say, it suits him.!!! #virusshawlcrochet #virusshawl #crochetersofinstagram #crochet

A spin a day, will keep the doctor away! When I make a mixed batt, I take out my spindle to test what the yarn will look like before I commit to making more. Leaves me lots of sample yarn to start a hand spun yarn blanket. #spinnersofinstagram #fibreartstudio #spindle #torontofibreartist #maineromney

Painting on 10 count canvas to create a needlepoint project. This image is from #timmcconnachie. This sure ain't your grandma's #needlepoint. Love artistes that are bringing modern to what many think of an 'old fashioned' craft. I plan on making a whole range of my own images in the very near future.

Elisa has become an expert in Rolag making. She's quite the studio helper. I love how she so easily takes on new tasks with such ease and intention. #elisacam #fibreartstudio #spinnersofinstagram #rolags #ashford

Since I have so much white fleece, I've dedicated half of it for hand dying. This is really so much fun cause you never really know what you're going to get until the skein is washed and dried. #fibreartstudio #torontoartist #spinnersofinstagram #fleece

Ok. Now I'm exhausted. One entire fleece sorted and ready to wash. I can't tell you how super soft my hands are from all the lanolin. I could take it to my local mill for processing, but then, what fun would that be?!?! #maine #romney #fleece #spinnersofinstagram #fibreartstudio

Sorting my #maine #romney #fleece for washing. it's a long, lustrous, gorgeous fleece. Super easy and fun to spin with. Can't wait to get at this. Thanks Michelle of @byebrookfarm for another outstanding fleece from your beautiful Meddybemps.