I have been so busy filling myetsy store and my websitewith fresh fibers and yarns that my blog was neglected badly these past months. So today I would like to intruduce my new lot of hand dyed fibers: I finished a batch of variegated hand dyed Polwarth combed tops (wool rovings), super soft and perfect for people with sensitive skin! They will make wonderful hand spun yarns and the softest felt. There are also new lots of superwash 18 micron gradient beauties, and a new remarkably soft peruvian heathered roving beauty for my needle felting customers and beginners in spinning:
There is also a new batch of super gorgeous hand dyed BFL curly fleeces available on my website, along with freshly dyed super softe merino-silk yarns and a mixed bag of natural wool rovings:
The weather was absolutely brilliant during the Easter holidays, warm and sunny with a wonderfully blue sky and flowers in bright colours all around – so much food for the soul. Only to wake up this morning to a freezing 0 degrees Celsius and ice cold wind bringing one big snowfall after another – I am so glad that I haven´t done any work in my garden yet! However, my little seedlings from last month´s sowing are growing nicely in their pots, though most of them are still quite tiny. Perhaps they will be ready to go in the garden at the end of the month… There will (hopefully) be 2 different types of green lettuce, bush tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, pack choi, oriental garlic, and chive. My two mint plants are my pride and joy, they will stay on the porch so I can brew fresh mint tea all day long :o)
Okay, time to go back to the dyepot. There will be more variegated rovings this week!
New batches of my super fine 18 micron superwash merino spinning fiber have made it into my online shop at www.alltheprettyfibers.com – the gradient colourways make fractal spinning a breeze. All orders come with flat shipping :o)
These 60/40 super fine heathered merino-silk rovings are now displayed on my websiteAll The Pretty Fibers . The cashmere like handle of this blend is amazing – perfect for handspinning and wet/nuno felting projects. The lot at the bottom on the right is my favourite, it has got a gothic touch to it, I love it! :o)
Everyone have a very peaceful and healthy Christmas! Keep up the spirit and Happy Crafting! :o)
Yep, I meant to display my new hand dyed fiber beauties in my blog much earlier this month but time flies like crazy with all the madness around us – I am trying not to get drawn into it too much, I certainly understand the necessity of a new lockdown, be it full or partial, but each day now the rules change and I am having trouble following up with what I may or may not do outside the house. So I decided to stay indoors as much as possible and take care of my yarn and fiber world :o)
I tried out a new exquisitely soft and very fine 18 micron merino/silk blend and dyed it in gorgeous heathered teal, purple and blue. The feel is very much like that of cashmere, it is ever so soft – more of this blend to come soon, I am so in love with it!!!
I have been taking good care of my vegetables all summer, most of them came out ever so nicely, others were taken by the white fly and tiny caterpillars happy to get free yummy meals. So for the second half of summer I decided to leave my savoy cabbages under a netting, and the result I believe does indeed belong on a veggie catwalk :o)
My zucchini plant is still blooming and growing beautifully, October is supposed to bring mild weather fingers crossed. And the last two hokkaido pumpkins will be ready for harvesting soon.
For fall and winter I tried to find a good vegetable that would grow fast enough to be harvested before the frosty days will start, so I decided to try and grow Pak Choi and winter onions (the onions will grow until next spring). The vegetable details sounded promising especially as Pak Choi is supposed to be a low maintenance plant, which is always good when I am very busy dyeing fiber and spinning yarns during the woolly seasons. The little shoots went into the garden and under the netting 3 days ago, I´m not taking any chances, I read that garden snails go crazy about Pak Choi:
Okay time for a fresh batch of hand dyed extra soft polwarth, bluefaced leicester and merino superwash roving fibers, there are gradients and variegated beauties, all displayed in myetsy store:
Don´t forget to also visit my website All The Pretty Fibersfor another beautiful range of hand dyed rovings and handspun yarns!
Everyone have a very colourful autumn season, and Happy Crafting!
Summer is not quite over yet but the autumn season is drawing nearer. I have therefore listed several colourful and gorgeously soft hand dyed artisan crochet hats, made of pure merino wool (machine washable), in my etsy shop StoneCircleWools– the hats will be perfect for the chilly days and can certainly be worn well into winter.
Apart from that I finished new felt ornaments in wonderful vibrant colours to brighten up the room when the days get shorter. The ornaments make great gifts too and can also be found at StoneCircleWools:
There is a new batch of hand dyed long wensleydale locks available in my etsy shop, they measure 15-20cm and 20-25cm (6-10 inch) and will be absolutely perfect for curly doll hair, tailspinning, felting and sewing projects. The color is a very rich dark mahogany brown and medium reddish brown, gorgeous!
Everyone have a wonderful month of August and Happy Crafting!
2 very fine handspun lace yarns have come off the bobbins and are now displayed in myetsy shop: “Fairy Dust” super soft hand dyed merino-silk fiber 555m (555yds), and “Irish Rose” extra soft hand dyed polwarth fiber 540m (600yds)
Need a thicker yarn? I have got light worsted weight, worsted weight and super bulky handspun yarns available in my online shop at www.alltheprettyfibers.com, feel free to have a look! :o)
Everyone have a beautiful summer, and keep safe & healthy!
I have been very busy setting up my own online store these past weeks. It was quite a learning curve and it took me a while to understand the technical side of it all. I had to decide on whether to set up the store in German or English (just like Shopify only one language and one currency is supported, oh well), so I went for English with the currency in Euros. Come and take a peek atwww.alltheprettyfibers.com !!
I have also listed new batches of hand dyed super soft merino-silk rovings my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers, they are 70/30 super fine and 50/50 extra fine blends of an absolutely gorgeous quality, have a look:
There are a total of 3 per dyelot.
Everyone, have a very lovely summer season, and keep safe & healthy. Enjoy your craft projects!!
Here are my new hand dyed rovings/combed tops: super soft polwarth (I LOVE that fiber!!!!), super fine 18 micron merino/mulberry silk, wonderful shetland and gorgeous (!!) british bluefaced leicester, 2-3 lots per dyelot, and all available in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers :o)
I have been growing my own vegetables this year. I am not a very good gardener, in fact I hardly know anything about growing veggies but I very much love sowing stuff and watching it digging its way out of the soil and into the light, and growing a little every day. It´s so relaxing, call me silly but I do talk to my veggies and keep humming little melodies – it calms me down with the world being such a madhouse.
Everyone have a very lovely month of June, enjoy your craft projects :o)