New February Update!

I’m liking this update a lot. One of the reasons is that, finally, my shop is starting to look decent again. I was feeling very sorry to even post anything on Facebook, since it was looking rather sparse. I’m hoping to do another in about a week with some awesome hand dyed sock yarn. Another reason that I’m excited about this update is that I have recreated some of the old colorways that have been my all time favorites. I tend to work on new stuff and I easily move onto other things that I’m excited about, forgetting wonderful old colorways. I’m reminded when a customer sends me a request and asks me to recreate them again. It was fun to go back to my sold items on Etsy from the beginning and pick and choose what to dye for this update.

Here is a sample of what I have posted today:

Feel free to check my shop at Beesybee Fibers on Etsy for more fun things to spin or felt with!

Patricia

Giveaway!

Spring is finally here! Yaaay! I can feel it when the Swallows arrive in town as they make happy noises while they fly and start gathering mud to build their nests under the eave of the houses along the lagoon. So how about celebrating the arrival of spring with a special giveaway?  I will be sending to the winner 4 ounces of my “Funky Guru” Merino Top and the book Get Spun by Symeon North. I will ship the prize for free anywhere in the US and Canada. Oversees participants will pay half of the cost of shipping.

HOW TO ENTER

This giveaway runs from now until Monday April 30th 2012 at midnight PT

You have to leave a comment here in order to enter (please leave your email address where you can be reached).

FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN:

Like BeesyBee Fibers on Facebook and post your comment here (one entry)

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The winner will be announced on Tuesday May 1st.

Good luck! And remember, enjoy spring!

xo

Patricia

Spinning at the Farm

  What a pleasure it was to meet my friends to do nothing but spin and talk about fibers for the whole day. We met at Windrush Farm on Wednesday morning and set our spinning wheels near the swimming pool. It was a great way to enjoy one of the lasts day of summer. The day was warm and beautiful, so we made sure that we had plenty of drinks near by.

This looked very promising…

Mimi has yarn hanging just about anywhere you look… Not that is unfamiliar to me.

Yes… Spinners also have to eat like the rest of the world…

My friend Mimi…

Oh, yes… we got to spin some yarn…

And feed the animals…

This fellow seemed a bit mischievous to me.

Getting ready for dinner.

I was able to spin a couple skeins of Suri Alpaca.

And got to see how Mimi and Charmaine prepare an Indigo vat.

Looking forward to our next meeting…

Shop Update

I just updated my shop with new items. I love the pretty colors of the roving and the teeswater is really a treat to work with. I’m having a hard time to letting go, but I already have plenty of fiber to work with.

I listed this colorway last week, but I didn’t have much time to post it here. Tesoro Magico is a blend of Merino and Tencel.

And the list for today starts with:

Ruffles which is very soft Merino Lambswool. Lots of bright colors in this colorway!

Bromeliad 100% Superfine Merino

Truffle 100% Superfine Merino

Split Pea I love this color. I had it in my shop a few months ago, so I recreated the color again. Thanks for looking. Have a great day!~

Note: As I was updating the blog, the Teeswater sold! But I still want to add a picture of the wool, just because is so pretty! Thanks Lush Mommy for purchasing it! Enjoy!

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

Henry Ward Beecher

More fiber. Superwash Merino. And going Greener

Here is a little shop update:

Reflection

Reflection. Superwash Merino

Dry Grass

Dry Grass. Superwash Merino

Reminiscence

Reminiscence. Superwash Merino

And here is a little peek of something that I’ve been working on for a while:

Greener Shades

I just got some new dyes from Greener Shades and I’m like a kid with a new toy! I’ve been having a great time playing with them and mixing a bunch of new colors. It feels great that I can use these colors with confidence and that they won’t be harmful to the environment. I will be gradually switching my dyes to these colors as I learn more about color mixing. I ordered a few books to learn a little bit more about it. Here is one of them.

Complex Color

Complex color by Susan Rex. Also, the Twisted Sister sock workbook by Lynne Vogel has a chapter on color mixing.

The array of colors that I will get by mixing will be greater and unlimited… And the fun… Priceless…

Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.

~Rumi

Shop update

My new fibers haven’t had a chance to get posted here. Since… 3 weeks ago? The list is going to be long!Remember if you are interested on any the fibers, click at the picture to get redirected to my shop.

Too Darn Hot ❦ 100% Corridale

Too Darn Hot ☀ 100% Corridale

Urban Myth - Blue Face Leicester

Urban Myth - Blue Face Leicester

This is a color that I like to repeat once in a while.

Sweet Dreams ~ 100% Blue Face Leicester

Sweet Dreams ~ 100% Blue Face Leicester

Blue Face Leicester is my new favorite fiber to spin with. It is very soft and very easy to spin with.

Labyrinth - 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25 % Tussah Silk

Labyrinth - 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25 % Tussah Silk

This is a new blend for my shop. This is really nice stuff!

Gold Rush ~ 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah silk

Gold Rush ~ 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah silk

Great fiber to felt with.

Sea Song ~ Blue Face Leicester

Sea Song ~ Blue Face Leicester

Autunno ~ 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel

Autunno ~ 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel

This fiber is very soft and drafts so easy.

Infinity ~ Blue Face Leicester

Infinity ~ Blue Face Leicester

Summer Rain ~ 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel

Summer Rain ~ 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tencel

Secret Garden ~ Blue Face Leicester

Secret Garden ~ Blue Face Leicester

Flaming Heart ~ 100% Corridale

Flaming Heart ~ 100% Corridale

Eclipse ~ 100% Corridale

Eclipse ~ 100% Corridale

Green Tea ~ 100% Wensleydale

Green Tea ~ 100% Wensleydale

Green Tea Sold

Robins Nest ~ 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah Silk

Robin's Nest ~ 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah Silk

Wild Carrots ~ 100% Merino

Wild Carrots ~ 100% Merino

Wild Carrots. Sold

Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting

Tropical Storm ~ 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah Silk

Tropical Storm ~ 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah Silk

Birth of Venus - 100% Wensleydale

Birth of Venus - 100% Wensleydale

Birth of Venus. Sold

I said it was going to be long!

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

~Rumi quote

Another shop update and free shipping through Labor Day

Saturday is here… Good to have the day off. My studio needs serious cleaning since I’ve been focusing of getting fibers ready for my shop before summer ends. The weather here in the coast is so unpredictable and it often changes from one minute to another. I was able to update my shop with a few items.

LABOR DAY SPECIAL: I will be offering free shipping on all US order and 1/2 shipping on international orders,  starting today Saturday through Monday.

100 Hearts - 100 % Superfine Merino

100 Hearts - 100 % Superfine Merino

100 hearts sold. The colors in this roving just work out great! And it sold very fast!

Blueberries

Blueberries - 100 % Merino

Sold. I did some over dyeing with this fiber. This wool was originally gray in color and is not as soft as the superfine white merino that I usually dye. Is a little bit coarser but still can be use for next to skin garments.

Velvet - 100 % Superfine Merino

Velvet - 100 % Superfine Merino

Lovely combination of pinks and purples with a buttery yellow.

Indian Summer - 100 % Superfine Merino

Indian Summer - 100 % Superfine Merino

Indian Summer sold.

Shop update

Finally my shop has been updated this week, and here is what I have right now:

Merino-Yak

Merino-Yak fiber

If you have been following my blog, you know that I’ve been spinning Yak for a while. When I bought it, little I knew that it didn’t come in the form of roving.  As a beginner, it was a bit challenging  for me to spin the fiber. It took me a while to even considering attempting to try. So when I find this fiber I didn’t hesitate on getting it and offer it on my shop. This is a blend of 50% yak and 50% merino. The long staple of the merino fiber holds very well the yak which has a tiny staple; sometimes even less than 1 inch. These two fibers blend very well and both are really soft.

Ballerina - 100% Bamboo

Ballerina - 100% Rayon from Bamboo Fiber

Bamboo can be a little challenging to spin with, but is worth the try! This is what I have on one of my wheels now. What strikes me the most is how this fiber transforms from a irregular looking roving to shiny, strong and even yarn. Note on this fiber: The Federal Trade Commission has made clear that this fiber is actually Rayon derived from Bamboo.

China Doll - 100% Merino

China Doll - 100% Merino

I’ve been enjoying dyeing this fiber. Merino is always a winner because its softness and the it is the perfect fiber for beginners and felters.

Sweet peas - 100 % Merino wool

Sweet peas - 100 % Merino wool

Sold! I had this colorway before and sold right away!

Harlequin - 100% Merino

Harlequin - 100% Merino

If you would like color this is the right colorway for it!

Marrakesh

Marrakesh - 100 % Merino

I had offered this colorway before with Wensleydale wool.  Now I have it on my shop with Merino wool.

Wild West - 100 % Merino

Wild West - 100 % Merino

Sold! I love this color a lot. I tend to favor reds and browns, but this blue is really pretty, pretty, pretty… And of course I had to trow a little bit of red on it!

Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.

~ Carl Sandburg



Shop update

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.

Watermark

Sold. Watermark

Urban Mith

Sold. Urban Mith

RustSold. Rust. Very similar to Isla. This has more red.

Aria

Sold. Aria. If you would like to check my shop, you can also click at the pictures to get redirected to those specific listings.