…oh yeh and I’m glad I did!!..
I bought these at the start of December with my Birthday money as early Christmas presents to me! They arrived today all the way from “sunny” England..
I bought them on Etsy from the lovely Caroline of The Shepherds Hut UK.. on Instagram she’s @cjpfibres
I have to say this isn’t the first time I’ve bought from Caroline and wont be the last!.. love them all so much!
left to right
Sunshine Mellow – Rambouillet, Cabbage Patch – BFL, Acorn Yellow – Finnish, Red Leaves – Rambouillet, Lemon & Lime – Superwash Merino/Nylon
The left skein is made from fibres named milky way and silky oats. Both spun and 2 plyed together. I popped a pic of Milky Way on here two posts back..
Silky oats is a bfl & tussah silk blend.
This skein is more of a grey colouring compared to my far right skein which was made with fibres milky way and camelot
That skein has more brown in it because there is more baby camel fibres in it.
Camelot fibre consisted of baby alpaca, baby camel, super fine merino and tussahsilk..both skeins are so soft.
oh and piggy in the middle of my photo is a mish mash skein of assorted coloured fibre singles I 2plyed😉
Happy New Year – see you in 2019!
Last night I plyed up this natural coloured wool free combed top named “milky way”..its a luxury blend of Baby Camel, Suri Alpaca, Soy Fibre, Milk Protein and Black Diamond..
I plyed it with a braid of BFL & Tussah Silk named Silk Oats, both fibres were from catandsparrowfibres.
I’ll reskein the dried yarn & put a pic on here tomorrow.
I’ve got at least 100g of Milky Way singles left on my bobbin so tonight I’m spinning another natural coloured fibre named Camelot.
It consist of super fine merino, baby alpaca, baby camel and tussah silk. I’ll ply these two and post pics soon xx
this yarn was spun with my catandsparrow fibre club rolags some finnx fleece from kathys fibres and merino I dyed…
next up I’ve bought more fibre from New Zealand from the lovely Heavenly Wools…I’ll post the fibre breeds and names when I spin them.. Have a great Sunday!✌💛
I went and visited my friend Kathy at her art studio yesterday. I’ve been so busy and so has she so we haven’t seen each other in a few months so we had plenty of gossip to share! 😉…
So while I was there I managed to get most of the rolags from my last post spun and I added some assorted blue finnx fleece to the bobbin as well. I’m going to ply it with some other fibres that I’m spinning tonight.
Tonight Ive been skeining up my BFL blend handspun yarns. There’s a total of 442 meters all up with these two skeins 😉..
I’m going to be plying these for the rest of the night..hoping to get two skeins worth from these bobbins 😊
well here’s my finished handspun yarn made with the polwarth and faux cashmere rolags.
I’ve been busy spinning, eating chocolate and enjoying our beautiful autumn weather..😊🇦🇺
More finished yarn pics coming soon 👌
this is some leftover polwarth/faux cashmere plyed with some bfl/tussah silk
this is my current spin it’s bfl/ tussah silk with bfl/ nylon
I bought these awesome fibres from a Aussie fibre artist who unfortunately is closing her online business..
I bought 200g of corriedale /silk top and 200g of BFL /super bright trilobal nylon.. the corriedale is from an Aussie bale project and both have the true smell of the sheep that they came from.. They are so soft and I just love them.
Maybe I should have bought more because I did get them for 40% off the sale price!.. #win!