Thursday, April 26, 2012

Red Plum

This is the first fiber offering from Southern Cross Fibre's Batt Club. First David's picture of the first SCF Batt Club
September 2012 - Red Plum - 65% Mixed BFL/35% Tussah Silk about 650 yds 2 ply:
I spun the first bobbin on my Pocket Wheel but the slow ratio make it take so long I spun the second bobbin and plied on the Matchless and ended up with about 650 yards of this lovely 2 ply yarn
SCF Red Plum
Now I am trying to select the perfect shawl pattern for this yarn. I am thinking maybe something with beads.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fleece to Finish Breed Study Club

Wensleydale clean
My first Fleece to Finish breed study club from the Spinning Loft! Planned on posting pictures in order but couldn't help showing my favorite first - Close up of scoured Wensleydale.
Here is what I got in the first box (already had the Romney wrapped in netting ready for washing so just a sample here!).
First Fleece to Finish
Inside the notebook there are color coded pages to mount samples on, information about the 2 breeds for this month and some general club info.
Here are some close up of the Wensleydale and the Romney before scouring. The Wensleydale averages a little over 4 inches when pulled out and the Romney over 5 inches.
Wensleydale closeup
Romney Closeup
I got right to work over the weekend and got all the fiber scoured – doesn’t it look beautiful! As I already mentioned, I especially love the Wensleydale, very silky to the touch and so lustrous.
FTF April All scoured
Here is the clean Romney closeup:
Romney clean

By the end of the weekend I had all the Wensleydale prep done. No pictures of that so more in next post.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Where did March go?

After such a good blogging month in February - don't know what happened to blogging in March. I finished the month with a nice visit to my MD cousin which included a fiber event at Savage Mill and a get together with another friend for some weaving on rigid heddle looms.
Yay Weaving!
I finished the project last weekend and here it is being modeled by the recipient:
Susan's Cowl
Hope to get more posts in this month as I participate in a fiber stash down and start the breed study club.