This is the last bit of yarn painting that I did...probably the last of the year. Interesting that these two skeins were painted using the same three colours: burgundy, olive and golden ochre. The one you see on the left had the dyed applied with distinct colour repeats and little overlap. On the skein shown on the right, I applied the dyes randomly throughout the skein and the colours mixed quite freely.
On a cool crisp day, the hayloft is one of my favourite places. I'm not sure what it is about the hayloft that is so comforting. Perhaps it is the peace in knowing that my alpacas will have enough to eat until spring pasture time. It could be the quiet stillness and isolation of the hayloft is a good place for reflection. It might be that the hayloft is a drawback in history, that the skeleton of this post and beam barn reflects decades of honest, hard work by farm families. Our full hay loft is the result of the labour of two farm families - one who produced the hay and ours that put it up.