Chubby yarn beauties

Fresh from the bobbins and waiting to be cuddled!! Hand spun and hand dyed super bulky merino thick and thin yarns in all their splendor, perfect for quick knit or crochet projects (needle size between US15-40 / 10-20mm), adding to felting projects, weaving (weft), embellishing/sewing, yarn dreads or chunky doll hair.

All now available in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers

The scarf in the right photo was made with 2 skeins of my thick and thin yarns = 122yds (110m) using needles size US 40 (20mm).

It is definitely chunky yarn time! Everyone have a great start into October! :o)

Extra soft hand dyed curly fleece

Several lots of VERY beautiful and VERY soft british bluefaced leicester 1st clip (lambswool) curly fleeces have made it out of the dyepot, off the drying board and into my etsy store. The fleeces are most suitable for wet and needle felting, embellishing, sewing, wild doll hair, and for hand spinning.

Enjoy a very low worldwide flat shipping rate, and free shipping is available too. :o)

Gradient wool rovings and chunky yarn beauties

****Come and dive into a wide selection of yummy yarns & fibers and treat yourself to some wonderfully soft and squishy goodies! ****

At AllThePrettyFibers there is now one low basic shipping fee in place with no additional charges for multiple item purchase.That way there won´t be any overcharge nor recalculating at the checkout anymore. There is also worldwide free shipping available at a set order total.

A new batch of hand dyed extra soft polwarth and merino/silk rovings in gradient and variegated colorways has come off the drying racks – the colors are very rich and beautiful indeed! And a fresh bulk of handspun thick and thin merino yarns, including my “Swamp Witch” (last 4 photos), chunky plied merino yarns, and a very fine handspun polwarth lace yarn is in stock again:

I will be spinning more of my “Bali Dancer”, “Sorbet” and “Riverdale” chunky yarns this month, and they will be displayed in my etsy store as soon as they are set and dried. :o)

Everyone have a fine summertime!

Back in stock, yarns, fibers, and new shipping rates!

****At AllThePrettyFibers there is now one low basic shipping fee in place with no additional charges for multiple item purchase.That way there won´t be any overcharge nor recalculating at the checkout anymore. There is also worldwide free shipping available at a set order total.****

Finally the super fine 18.5 micron merino rovings are back in stock, and the repeatable batts, silk rovings and hand spun yarns, including the thick and thin yarns, have been restocked. I have prepared new fiber project bags for hand spinning and felting, and there is also a natural white Polwarth roving of an extra fine 20 micron available.The Polwarth fiber is an absolute dream for people with sensitive skin – once you have tried it out you will definitely become addicted! :o)

That´s all for now. Everyone have a wonderful month of July, and Happy Crafting! :o)

Wools and curls – a color splash in May

here comes my May fiber update – loads of fresh colors, all rich and vibrant in deliciously soft and squishy fleeces, yarns, batts and rovings, now available in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers !

The fibers and yarns are most suitable for craft projects such as doll making, needle/wet/nuno felting, sewing, embellishing, hand spinning and dreadmaking.

Everyone have a splendid month of May, and Happy Crafting! :o)

The glorious 6, and chasing the sunbeams

I finished a custom order for 6 skeins of handspun worsted weight merino yarn for a very lovely german lady, who requested the yarns for a nightshift shawl project using a knitting pattern created by Andrea Mowry. However she didn´t want the earthy fall colors used in the original, she had a very specific color combination in mind. If you are on ravelry you can find the shawl pattern and more information here . Now, I am a true sucker for fall colors, you can sell them to me all year around, but the colourways my customer chose make an extraordinary and very interesting gang indeed! Here are the glorious 6:

From left to right: “Jungle 7”, 18.5 micron merino in lime green and bottle green, “Fairyland”, “Waterfall”, “Autumn Rose”, and “Bali Dancer”. Each skein measures 167-178yds (150-160m) per 3.5oz (100g).

Man, I would LOVE to see a pic once the shawl is finished! I will ask the lady very nicely, with a big cherry on top ;o)

The bulky version of these yarns are for sale in my etsy store. I spin them on a regular basis, and in case one is sold out custom requests are most welcome.

While I was packing up the yarns and today´s orders my little spanish girl was desperate to catch a fraction of the March sunlight – I swear the weather has been weird for March, first we get a whopping 20 degrees Celsius (me walking around outside in a T-Shirt and shorts…), and next thing you know it´s snowing….what the….???

So for exactly 12 minutes
Señorita Kitty was in sunny heaven, bless her.

Super fine merino and curly fleece beauties

I will be stocking a super fine mulesing free 18.5 micron merino fiber, slowly replacing my current 20 micron stock, as my wholesaler for this particular fiber closed his business for good – BIG sniff!! I guess when you are 74 years old and worked hard all your live in the wool business you finally deserve retirement. I am surprised he still managed the hard work at that age, I respectfully take my hat off. So far there´s the 18.5micron fiber available in beautiful light taupe, dark burgundy, light pink and dark blue, more to come soon :o)

I have sorted more of my hand washed dark grey wensleydale curly fleece, and I`ve dyed new beautiful batches of the extra soft bluefaced leicester lambswool fleece, all available in my etsy store:

and the handspun/handpainted merino thick and thin yarns have been restocked:

I will be attending the St.Leon-Rot craft fair at the “Harres Cultural Centre” on March 17th (11am-5.30pm), located near Walldorf and Wiesloch. Until then I won´t stop pedalling and dyeing any time soon :o) Do come and stop by at my stall for a lovely chat!

Everyone, enjoy your fiber projects!

In stock

Now in stock in my etsy store, have a look:

 

 

Yarn and fiber update

So the craft fair is drawing nearer, and most of the yarns are spun, painted, labeled and boxed. I am still fiddling with the textile labels I have to sew into my wool hats and scarves, it is time consuming, and I don´t like sewing very much.

I have not been neglecting my etsy store :o) There are now fresh yarns, rovings and batts  listed, have a look:

I also painted a new batch of extra soft british bluefaced leicester curly fleece for my dollmakers in a beautiful honey blonde shade. One of my customers sent me some photos of one of her miniature dolls, for which she used my painted reddish brown fleece. This little doll is truly adorable:

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Such a cutie!

Everyone have a wonderful autumn season and Happy Crafting!

Thick and thin yarns, and new silk

A new shade of very high quality pure mulberry silk roving (combed top) is now available in my etsy store. It´s a rich and beautiful dark chocolate brown and gorgeously soft with great sheen. Perfect for silky doll hair, handspinning and adding to felting projects.

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and the light powder pink shade is back in stock! Yippieh!

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I finished a new batch of my handspun merino thick and thin yarn “Jungle”

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The thick and thin yarns are available in 60yd skeins but also in mini skeins of 4.5yds (4m) per colourway. These small quantities are very suitable for embellishing and felting projects or for dreads/hairfalls and doll hair, where less yardage is required. Here´s a crochet slouchy hat that I finished last week. It includes 3yds of the thick and thin yarn “Savannah”:

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For this wet felted scarf 2.5yds of  “Hogmanay” were incorporated

 

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and 2x12yds of “Element” and “Hogmanay” were used for this lovely little doll:

 

 

The full range of 18 different colourways can be found in my etsy store:

 

 

Everyone, have a very lovely spring season! :o)