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.

Amen.

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!

13 comments:

Bingers said...

I really enjoy Mystery, Mushroom Hunting and The Birth of Venus.... beautiful subtle colors.

Araignee said...

I just took a look and had to buy Fig Garden. What gorgeous colors. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I got Flame a few weeks ago and it is magnificent.

CindyD said...

I can really relate to her spinning philosphy. I deal with computers and technology all day, and the reason I love to spin is that I can get to the very beginning of something, and see it through to the end. Starting with the raw fleece, washing, dying, carding, spinning, and knitting. (All but the sheering!)I not only think of the people and animals, etc, but think of the ancient skills themselves, and how women (and men) have perfected this over hundreds and hundreds of years, accross cultures and continents. Who does not love that?!

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

I love the color of Mediterranean.

Anonymous said...

i love the Miranda and i might be picking up some before the week is out

Monique

The Mully's said...

Lullaby would go perfectly in my twin sister's baby's room! Its monkey-themed with green and brown for the coloring. :)

Sally said...

My favorite is the Mediterranean roving. The blues are beautiful! I have only recently started spinning, but I LOVE it. I have been looking for the perfect projects for my first handspun yarn.

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Robin said...

Sock Yarn - Rosewood would be lovely on my square feet!

Turtle said...

rally gorgeous, had to bookmark her! lilac caught my eye right away but i love the softness of the colors!

Beesybee said...

Really, thanks for the lovely review! And your lovely comments! (Blushing)...

Angele said...

The Terracota superfine merino is beautiful , perfect blend of colors and looks sooo smooshy! You are very talented!

treehugger said...

The Sweet Victoria artsy batt is to dye for (hehe)! I just love it.

missus.mint said...

I had some Beesy in my June box and I was in love instantly! The card was beautiful too :)