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

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Some shop update

It has been a while since I updated my poor shop. For some reason I haven’t find the time to do it. Shame on me! Excuses, Excuses! I’ve had this roving ready to be photograph since last week. My intention is to have this for sale by tomorrow. For some reason I’ve been working on some very deep color ways. Can we manifest emotions, fear of thoughts through color? Or maybe our moods? Our spirits gets lifted when we see a beautiful rainbow, green is the color of energy, growth and hope, white is peace and purity. Blue is cooling and red warm. One nice thing about working with colors and creating new colorways is that my mind travels thousands of miles away into magical and exotic places. I like to think about what people wear and the colors of food and spices.

Fig Garden

I called this colorway Fig Garden. This is superwash merino and Tencel.

Mushroom hunting

This is Mushroom Hunting. Superwash merino and Tencel. Where the name came from? My friend Russel is an expert on mushrooms and he came to visit us some time ago. He goes to the Sierra Nevada to collect mushrooms to study and to eat. So, he came to visit us and brought some wonderful wild mushrooms that we ate with eggs for breakfast. That was such a treat!!!

Mistery

This is 100 % feltable merino wool.  This is called mystery.

Terracota

Terracotta. 100% merino wool

Split Pea

Split Pea. 100% merino wool. Tomorrow I will be adding the links to my Etsy shop for purchasing… It has been a long, long day…

My shop has been updated! If you would like to purchase the roving, please click at the pictures to go to my shop.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Rumi

Little update

I just update some roving in my Etsy shop. Wensleydale has been a really good seller! No wonder, I love spinning with it! Any way, I just put more Superwash Merino and Mohair roving for the first time. Don’t forget, you can always click at the pictures to get redirected to my shop.

Wildflowers

Wildflowers. This is 100% superwash. Really nice and fluffy!

Flower BouquetFlower Bouquet. 100% Superwash merino

Alfalfa

This roving is 100% Mohair from Texas.  Is incredible soft and soooo silky to the touch…

Sock Yarn

Finally, I was able to upload some of my yarn on my Etsy store. The first one I called it “This pair of ol’ jeans”.

Sock Yarn

Each skein has about 420 yards and is superwash merino and bamboo fiber. I love this combination of fibers because the shimmer that the bamboo gives to the yarn is pretty. And is really soft…

Have you seen this picture of Frida Khalo before? I though that the colors would be perfect to recreate them in a skein of yarn. And of course I called it “Viva Frida”

frida-kahloAnd this is the what I was able to came out with:Viva FridaAnd the last skein for now is “Pumpkin Spice”…Pumpkin Spice

Well, my intention is to post alpaca roving in the next couple of days. Stay tune…