I just updated my Etsy shop, but I haven’t time to post it here. Warning!!!! The list is going to be long! I would like to start with Patina, because I made two versions of this colorway. One version is more saturated in color more that the other:
This is Patina with more intense colors. Blue Face Leicester. Very soft stuff…
Patina. And this is the other version, less intense than the previous one.
Aria. Sold. Blue Face Leicester
Terra. 100% Superfine, supersoft Merino
Blue Mountain. Merino. Great for felting.
Blossom. This is a blend of Merino-Tencel 50/50. I love the shine of this fiber blend
Leaf song. Sold. This is a special blend of Kid Mohair 63%, Merino 25% and Nylon 12%. Once this blend is gone, is gone!
I will be posting later tonight with more new colorways…
“Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”
Taxes! I can’t think of a better way of waste my time! Due to some travel and sickness at the beginning of the year we were unable to get it all together on time. But finally it is done! And the first thing I wanted to do is to get back to my spinning wheel. I’m almost done spinning all the camel/silk/merino blend.
It seems that I have more control over the twist with my Mach 1, and I’m still trying to figure out the Suzie Pro. I’m thinking about switching the whorl of the Suzie with the Alpaca whorl. Maybe that would solve the problem that I have of over twisting my yarn.
Overall I’m very happy with the thickness, about 7-8 WPI and very please with the choice my colors. I’m very eager to start the project that I have in mind. It would be my first big project with my own hand spun yarn!
Pre drafting the roving was a bit helpful on putting those untamed loose fibers in place. The slightest breeze would make them fly! It made a big difference with the quality of the spinning since I could concentrate better on the spinning without having to draft while I was spinning which makes me have an uneven yarn.
And talking about slippery fibers, bamboo wins on this category. After I spun it I was a bit worry by the stiffness of the finished yarn, but after giving it a warm soak and set the twist, that stiffness went away and instead, it magically got transformed into a silky, soft, and yummy yarn. I love that sort of magic that happens between the time when I have the roving ready to be spun and the final soak.
The Blue Face Leicester was such a treat! No frills. It is such a wonderful soft fiber and fun to spin with. I’m looking forward to spinning more with it!
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Just a quick note regarding my Etsy shop. I just updated with more Blue Face Leicester. I guess I’m having a love affair with this fiber. I don’t know when it will end because I love how soft it is! Really fluffy stuff! And fun to dye.
Sold. Urban Mith
Sold. Rust. Very similar to Isla. This has more red.
Sold. Aria. If you would like to check my shop, you can also click at the pictures to get redirected to those specific listings.
A few days ago, I had to do some shopping over the hill and when I got home, oh surprise! A box was waiting for me at my door step!
I ordered some Blue Faced Leicester (new for my shop) and more Superfine Merino. I also got a new blend of Superwash Merino with Tencel and more Wensleydale. The weather has been great for getting my wool dry. New wool, new colors…This is what I have done so far:
SWEET DREAMS: This is Blue Face Leicester. I’m in love with this fiber! Is so fluffy! Sold!
ABALONE: Blue Face Leicester Sold!
URBAN MYTH: Blue Faced Leicester Sold!
PAPAYA: Superfine Merino. Great for felting! Sold!
SAMBA: Superfine Merino. Sold!
I’m hoping to be able to put his on my Etsy shop today. Shop updated! you can click on the roving pictures to visit my shop…