November yarns and fibers

Long time no blog, my apologies. We moved house and have almost fully settled in. To be back near the city is quite nice, having lived on top of a mountain for 9 years, a very beautiful mountain though and 9 absolutely wonderful years, but pretty far in the countryside. I will miss it, I will most certainly miss the fresh air and the forest right by the doorstep. In exchange we have now got all stores and facilities around the corner and in walking distance, which is a nice thing sometimes. I will enjoy it while we live here, I am sure that this wont be our last move, it´s the gipsy in me that won´t make any deals when it´s time… ;o)

I have prepared new fiber project bags, several bags of hand painted single locks from my english leicester fleece, I have listed some very soft light grey and dark grey alpaca roving, the baby alpaca mixed bags for dolls hair and spinning are restocked, and my handspun colourways “Kingfisher” and “Fairyland” single ply are also back in store and available in my etsy shop:

 

That´s all for now, I will be dyeing new yarn and fiber batches soon, please bear with me, while we are still organising the new household. :o)

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Happy Easter!

Before I take off for the Easter holidays with my family and pets I would like to introduce my new addition of spinning/felting fibres: A very lovely quality German merino wool and a surprisingly soft Icelandic wool that I will be stocking from now on.

 

$_14The Icelandic wool is a natural streaky light grey, which shows beautifully underneath and gives an earthy touch to the colours.

I also painted some more super soft 50/50 merino-silk fibre, a gorgeously soft baby alpaca wool, and some more of my extra fine merino wool. Feel free to visit my etsy store and my ebayUK store for more fibre information.

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Happy Easter everyone and Happy Egg Hunt!

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Baby Alpaca Rovings

Finally, finally the daily temperatures have normalised and for the past 2 days the weather has been behaving at a cool 25 degrees Celsius – exactly my kind of weather!!!! I can breathe properly again and not worry about whether I will collapse or not while walking Sam, that’s a real bonus. So today I was busy painting silk scarves and spinning a new merino yarn design in marvelous saffron yellow and burnt orange shades, that should be ready for sale some time next week. It will probably be a light fingering weight yarn, so the spinning will take me a while. Also 4 new handpainted baby alpaca wool rovings have come off the drying board and are now displayed on my website at www.needleworks-pleasure.com in the handpainted fibres section:

I have also got freshly handpainted Bluefaced Leicester and Merino wool rovings still drying, and they will soon be displayed on my website :o)  Yesterday I displayed a new bulk mix of super fine carded merino wool fleece in my Etsy store,  perfect  for felting projects in absolutely marvelous earthy shades: orange, yellow, green, blue and red tinged with black – AWESOME! Trust me, the photo does not do the wools justice:

They will make absolutely gorgeous and close to the skin soft felt! Feel free to have a look in my Etsy store for more fibre details.

Baby Alpaca Beauties

In between spinning yarns and meeting deadlines for custom orders I have managed to finish 3 very beautiful handpainted ULTRA SOFT baby alpaca wool rovings, perfect for handspinning the cosiest yarns and for making gorgeous felt. I have shared them out among my Etsy store, my website and my ebayUK store:

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Plus I have been painting fresh Bluefaced Leicester and Wensleydale fleeces, which will soon be listed in my ebayUK store for all the feltmakers, art yarn spinners and dollmakers out there :o)

So sorry that I haven’t got much time to write more but my spinning wheel is calling again, and my dyepots are filled with wonderful Bluefaced Leicester rovings that require some extra attention.