Sunday, July 26, 2009
Beesy Bee Fibers
Beesy Bee Fibers is a shop full of masterfully painted fibers that all seem to be begging me to bring them home. For those of you who have been able to sample her work, I think you can agree with me.
I think I can stare at Patricia's shop for a day, like I would wander through a fine art museum, getting lost in painting after painting, pondering color choice and the deeper meanings of things.
Patricia's profile on her etsy shop is almost as beautiful. I love the way she has captured what it makes her feel to create her own yarn:
My name is Patricia, and I’m a native of Yucatan, Mexico. In 1999 I discovered working with wool as a matter of necessity. Coming from the tropics, I was vulnerable to the cold weather of the north. Wool makes me feel comfortable and able to enjoy the new environment. I started knitting twenty years ago, and I always thought of spinning as a natural addition to creating a garment. I discovered that when I hold a skein of yarn I have spun, I get a feeling of conclusion, and the knitting process becomes almost secondary to me. I like to think about the histories intertwined in a skein of yarn. The people, the animals, the places even the weather and my thoughts. All becomes present and important while I prepare the fiber before I spin it. All the steps become very relaxing to me because there is no way to rush them. The cycle of washing the raw fiber, letting it dry, dyeing, carding, and spinning requires its own time and its own space. When it is finished, I feel the joy of producing something with my own hands that is beautiful and useful.
Please visit Beesy Bee Fibers and find something to lose yourself in. It's too beautiful to pass up!
Patricia also keeps a beautiful blog here: http://beesybeefiber.wordpress.com
Patricia, Thank you for sharing your artistry with us. I find endless inspiration in your shop!