Finally! It took me a while to get into the dyeing motto. I got new fibers listed in my shop. You can click at the picture to go to my shop:
Tidal. Sold. Wonderful blend of 60% Merino and 40% Bamboo
Patina. Sold.100 % Blue Face Leicester. I love how soft and fluffy this fibers is. I’m never disappointing at this fiber (one braid left).
Flowers on the snow. Sold. 100 % Superwash Merino Lambswool. This fiber is very soft and drafts like a dream.
I can’t wait to list my new milk fiber. I’ve been learning to dye it and it was a little challenging at the beginning. Now I know what means when the fiber gets “crunchy”. That’s how my first batch came out! When I took it out of the dye pot, I knew immediately that the temperature was too high. The subsequent batches came out really nice. Soft and silky.
There is also a great blend of Merino-Mohair-Nylon in the drying rack that I’m very excited about it. I was able to dye a pound of this fiber a couple days ago. The colors a very “springy” and cheerful. Now I have to go back to my dye pots. Have a great day!!!
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx
Finally my shop has been updated this week, and here is what I have right now:
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% 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
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
Sold! I had this colorway before and sold right away!
Harlequin - 100% Merino
If you would like color this is the right colorway for it!
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
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