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



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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.

Etsy update

I just post some roving for sale at my Etsy shop. If you are interested on purchasing any of my roving,  you can click at the pictures to get redirected to my store.

Wensleydale

I had this colorway before with alpaca roving, and liked it so much that I decided to repeated this time with Wensleydale wool.

Serene

I really like this colorway. The greens are relly pretty. This is roving has a blend of 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino and 20% Tussah silk.

Flame

And the last one for now, is 100 % Wensleydale wool. I called this colorway flame!

Shop update

I just found out a way to take snapshots in my computer! I’m crazy about it, the possibilities are endless. And now I can just go to my Etsy shop and take a snapshot of what I have! Here is a look of what I’m talking about:

Beesybee Etsy ShopThis is some of the new wool I have now in my store. Now, how did I do this? If you have a Mac, all you have to do is hold three buttons at the same time: Shift, the Apple button, and 3. There is another option where you can choose an specific section that you want to take pictures of: Shift, Apple and 4 all at the same time. You will hear a click sound. I always save everything on my desktop, so I got to my desktop and Voila! The snapshot is there! I can always crop the picture with preview. LOVE IT!

Hand spun yarn

I haven’t post for a while, Is not that I don’t have anything to share, is just that I’ve been busy getting things ready for our collective. I even started a blog for it. I just hope I will be able to find time to update both of them. But I still managed to spin some yarn from my own hand dyed roving. Bamboo merino yarn

Bamboo merino handspun yarnMerino bamboo handspun yarnI spun this yarn thick and tin.  I really enjoy spinning it, and I’m crazy about how soft it is. I’m debating between keeping it or putting in the store for sale. MMMMMHH!

Wendsleydale wool

This is Wensleydale wool, and it was really interesting to spin with it. I’m looking forward to spinning more with it. I really like how this wool takes up on the dye.

Merino bamboo

merino bamboo wool

I was not sure to leave this yarn as a single, but I decided to ply it with some silk thread that I had previously dyed with eucalyptus leaves. I think I’m in love with it. Really soft…

Alpaca, silk, merino yarn

And this yarn is a blend of Alpaca, silk and superfine merino. I have some of this roving on my Etsy store. The colorway is called Coquette.

Wensleydale roving.

I had a couple of great days this week! I was able to dye 5 pounds of wool in two days. I will be putting new roving in my Etsy store soon. I’ve been working on dyeing Wensleydale wool. It is a bit coarser than what I’ve been dyeing lately, but when you work with alpaca, silk and merino before, and then move to Wensleydale, then you can notice the difference. I love how it takes the dyes, and I just love its luster. The breed was originated in Yorkshire in the early 19Th century. Well, this is what I’ve been working on:

Wensleydale wool

The sun has been very helpful with me. It took me about two days to get it dry.

Wensleydale wool

And this is an image of a Wensleydale sheep that I got in Wikipedia. If you want to read more about it, please click the picture to get redirected to Wikipedia.

Well, I have to go now, time to open our shop…