Aurora Roving

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Inglenook Fibers is a hand dyed fiber studio located just outside of Boston, and it’s one of the many ways that the Sisters of the Holy Nativity Convent are totally self supporting through craft. A few weeks ago one of my pen pals there, Mother Macrina, wrote to me and asked if she could use this photo of the aurora Tito and I shot last fall as the inspiration for dying a bat of roving:

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

And just after Christmas, this lovely thing arrived in the mail.

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

I am blown away – the colours, the transitions, they’re perfect! It’s like I’m standing there all over again staring at the sky, working the camera and screaming “I’ve got it!” to Tito as we admired the light show.

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

This bat is destined to become something lovely. I’ve asked my spinning instructor to help me spin it up, or possibly just to spin it for me so it doesn’t suffer from my junior spinning skills. I’m going to try and keep the colours and transitions intact just as they are and knit an aurora scarf. Then, when I finally make it to the arctic, I will WEAR that lovely scarf as I’m shooting. It will be perfect!

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

You can check out the Etsy site for Inglenook Fibers here 🙂

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013