read about the scarf festival here
“At the National Wool Museum, you will discover why fleece from Australia’s sheep was at the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years.
Since the arrival of sheep with the First Fleet in 1788, the wool industry has dominated our economy, our agriculture and our reputation as a quality wool-growing nation throughout the world.
Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry – sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the ‘wool centre of the world’.
Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool.”
my handspun handknit corriedale and Romney scarf gifted to a friend.
finished my 3rd yarn today (the one in the middle) that I want to sell at the Beanie festival in July… I’m thinking of knitting a beanie now for the festival… I have more assorted fibres I can spin into yarn and I might knit a scrappy beanie made with them. 😉
this is 50/50 merino bamboo plyed with merino.. plying and soaking the 3rd and last skein tonight..then I’ll post pics of the 3 fibres used and all 3 yarns together..
slack me forgetting to update my little blog as usual.. but if you want to see my handspun yarns don’t forget to pop over to my Instagram page it’s spinning_scribbles on there too..👌😊
this is 70/30 merino silk blend with 50/50 merino bamboo
this one I’m plying up today is 70/30 merino silk with 100% merino..seeya soon!
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 😊
Happy New Year!.. I’ve made quite a few resolutions to myself for this year and one of them is to do a blog post everyday.
These are the merino and tussah silk and merino silky rose fibre single bobbins that I plyed today. I never ended up plying them on Christmas Eve so today I wanted to get this yarn done so I can now start a new spin for 2018.
I dug into my stash and spun up a braid of merino/ bamboo and another of merino/ silk. I made a total of 351meters in this skein it’s between an 8ply to 5ply yarn thickness.
Superwash merino in pretty shades of green with flicks of the undyed fibre in it. The light outside today has made it hard to show the true colour of the greens but they are a lot deeper than this pic shows.