Journey to the golden fleece course–2d yarn

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I am having a great time with this spinning/creativity class.  This second part was called the road of trials.  One of the things I really enjoyed was doing mind mapping to plan out the yarn.  I have used mind mapping occasionally, usually for writing, but this was really fun, and the yarn turned out different than it would have if I just went for it, which I usually do.  My inspiration was the goddess Iris, the goddess of the rainbow–she is the intermediary between heaven and earth.  I also love the iris flower.  The iris flower essence is used for freeing creativity, for inspiration and for feeling fully alive–pretty great, huh?  So I decided to make 3 singles–one was a rainbow, one represented the rays of the sun and the other represented the storm clouds.  The last 2 also showed the colors of the iris flower.  The one with clouds has locks spun into it which look like clouds, but also like the wings of the goddess.  I liked the idea that you need both clouds–or rain–and sun together to make a rainbow.  Anyhow, here are photos of the 3 yarns before I plied them together:

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I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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