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wool rovings delight

Here comes my roving update before the end of the month, 2.2lbs of hand painted eco friendly wool beauties, mulesing free merino wool (21 micron) and 50/50 merino/silk rovings, now available in my etsy store and my Dawanda store:

 

Plus, all 49 colours of my 24 micron merino roving fiber are now back in stock and available through etsy and my ebayUK store:

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Everyone, have a very good Summer season! :o)

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Curls in felt and yarn, and more rainbow

I have been wanting to do some wet felting for months and never got around it. But now I finshed a wonderful merino-silk scarf from my hand carded batts, handpainted wensleydale locks and bluefaced leicester curly fleece. I am very happy with the result. I tend to go for autumn colours when I have the choice, so here it is, my new felt scarf:

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Apart from felting I also handspun a new wensleydale art yarn in autumn colours and natural grey. And for all my quick knitters, felting artists, doll- and dreadmakers a new bulk of my handspun&handpainted “Prisma” slub yarn is now back in stock. The yarns can be found in my etsy store:

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Everyone have a wonderful weekend, Happy Summer Solistice and Happy Fibre Crafting !

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Jungle yarn and pink with aubergine

3 new colourways of merino wool roving are now in stock, commercially dyed with eco friendly dyes and beautifully soft (21/2 micron), perfect for wet/nuno/needle felting, hand spinning, dreadmaking and dolls hair. I also made a batch of slub yarn from 2 of these lots, both now displayed in my ebayUK store, and the rovings are also available through my etsy store. $_74$_70$_76 $_10 $_13I also painted some more of my soft Icelandic wool in vibrant autumn colours and handspun a new very soft spanish merino slub yarn in a natural dark mocha brown, a real natural beauty, and ever so fluffy!

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slub yarn mocha2this natural brown beauty will make perfect dolls hair. Okay, that´s all for now. My standard merino-silk hand carded batts will be restocked by tomorrow, please bear with me. :o)

Savannah and new purples

We have had a good amount of snow and ice so far. At one point the roads were completely blocked, and I had to take my heavy postage sack and dig my way through the snow to our little post office in the next village, meaning a 1 hour walk (one way, mind you) through the forest with up to 40cm of fresh snow on the tracks…..don´t ask, I didn´t really need that extra exercise but at least all orders were dispatched on time. This is very important to me. When I personally order something through the internet I sort of want it to arrive “on the same day” because I am simply very excited. So I certainly understand when my customers want to receive their woolly goodies as fast as possible too. Luckily our roads are not blocked with snow that often during the wniter, it´s rather an exception.

Apart from restocking my standard handcarded batts and handpainted fibres I finished a new 1 lb batch of my yummy handspun and handpainted merino slub yarn in very earthy  colours, I have called it “Savannah”. It is now displayed in my ebayUK store, and one 3.6oz skein is also displayed in my DaWanda store. Also, 3 new sets of super soft (21 micron) and ultra soft (18 micron) merino/silk handcarded batts are now available through my etsy store:

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Everyone, keep warm and healthy, and HAPPY FIBRE CRAFTING . :o)

January woollies

After recovering from a bad cold I am starting the new year at a rather slow pace but with some rich colours to brighten up the dull, wet and cold January days. I finished a new 1lb bulk of handspun and handpainted merino slub yarn for my ebayUK store, and there is also a large skein available in my etsy store. The colours are fantastic, I love them!

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I also restocked the handpainted and natural colour wensleydale curly fleeces, and the handpainted Bluefaced Leicester curly fleece bags in my ebayUK store.

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Plus another 2 sets of handpainted multicolour Bluefaced Leicester curly fleece are available through my DaWanda and etsy store :

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More woolly beauties will follow once I have got my proper pace back :o)

Everyone enjoy your fiber projects and keep warm and healthy!

The heat is on

This past week has been okay temperature wise, but we have already been hit by some serious heatwaves with up to 38 degrees Celsius, letting us roast away in no time. People who are used to this kind of heat, or live in hot areas of the planet will probably just kindly smile now. :o)

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These hot days are no good for me, they make me want to just curl up and die. Nevertheless, I managed to paint my wools and card the batts vigorously at night-time ;o) . The stores are now fully stocked, all standard batts (greens, blues, purples, teals, country, pinks, reds) available, plus 3 new versions (pitch black with teal silk, browns, and aubergine/rosewood/sage-apple) are listed in my ebayUK store, etsy store and DaWanda store,

 

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My handspun slub yarns are also restocked on ebayUK, including a new colourway that I have called “Safari”:

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The colourway below I have repeated by popular demand, in a batch of 6 (I usually paint in 3s and 4s):

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We haven’t had any rain at all for the past 3 weeks, just the roasting heat coming from the Sahara desert. I think I will take an evening walk with Kitty and perhaps try to do a rain dance. The fire hazard level for our forest area has been raised to 5, the highest level. Makes me a bit uneasy….yep, will try some rain dancing tonight!

Can we skip winter?

The weather has so far been very kind in Germany, mild temperatures, little frost in the morning, no snow yet. It seems that the US  and Canada were hit worst by very heavy snowfalls and very low temperatures first, what I saw on TV was quite scary, sort of ice age conditions. No doubt once the high winds change direction we will be hit by winter…honestly, I could do without it this year. My mind is hopping forward to April already, for longer days with more daylight, warm sunshine and all the lovely birds chirping out there. Well, until this picture will come true I can at least put some spring colours into my fibres, so here are my new lots of handspun and handpainted yarns that have already found their way into my etsy store and my ebayUK store: First 2 new handpainted pure mulberry silk lace yarns in pink shades, then my handspun and handpainted extra soft merino slub yarns (yep, my popular “Prisma” slub yarn is back in stock, Yeehaw!):

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slub prismathe slub yarns are perfect for freeform knitting, quick knit projects, needle felting projects, and of course to be used as ready made dreads. :o) My entire range of slub and pencil yarns can be found in my ebayUK store.

 

I also handspun some single bulky extra soft merino yarn in variegated colourways that will also be suitable for knitted felting projects and for quick knitting e.g. hats, and for dollshair. The yarns are displayed in my etsy store:

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the single yarn below will create stripes:

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I added a new colourway to my space dyed wool sliver stock that can be found in my ebayUK store. The colours are incredibly vibrant, I love them! The micron count is 24,  a bit coarser than my 21 micron extra soft rovings and very easy to work with for beginners in handspinning and felting:

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In between I took a short break off any woolly projects,  I felt like making a new gemstone necklace for my DaWanda store, here it is, a beautiful chrysocolla+tibetan silver wire wrapped necklace with a teardrop pendant:

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My handpainted 50/50 silk/merino yarn “Rhubarb” sold out last week,  a new lot is already painted in similar colours and currently drying.  The skeins will probably displayed on etsy in 2-3 days time. Okay, that’s all for now, back to the dyepot! ;o)

Fleeces and yarns

I have been quite tied up with washing the new bulk of Bluefaced Leicester and Wensleydale fleeces, they always keep me busy in autumn, and yes my back is hurting like crazy from carrying around these heavy buckets. Still, this year’s lots are very beautiful, especially the shearling fleeces – silky clean locks and so soft, so worth a backpain!  I have already painted some of them (including my standard colours), and they are displayed in my ebayUK store.

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Also 2 custom orders have made it off the spinning wheel and out of the dyepot. One was for 200g of handpainted pencil yarn in my “Prisma” colourway and has already gone to its new home in the UK:

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Another one was for 1lb of  handspun super fat polar size = finger thick (approx. needle size 15-20mm for a dense knit) merino slub yarn in mocha and aubergine purple, which has gone to a very lovely lady here in Germany. She plans to crochet or knit a very warm hat with it, well, I believe she will be able to knit 2 hats from that quantity. :o)

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I took some time off fleece washing and painted 2 new batches of my ultra soft deluxe 50/50 camel down/mulberry silk yarns, one in vibrant scarlet-deep pink and another one in very vibrant grape purple. They are now displayed in my etsy store.  My handpainted slub yarns and drum carded batts are constantly being restocked. Yep, I am never bored. ;o)

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Sky blues and purple delights

A new handpainted lace yarn design has come to life in absolutely gorgeous vibrant purple shades called “Octavia”.  It will create variegated colourways. Apart from that I felt like painting strong sky blue and indigo shades into my super soft 50/50 merino/silk roving, and yes, I couldn’t help but paint more of my favourite magenta/grape purple cashmere blend roving, a fibre I could just cover myself up with and fall asleep…  The yarn and the rovings are already displayed in my etsy store.

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2 sets of handpainted very beautiful and very curly wensleydale curly fleece have made it into my DaWanda store:

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Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not longing for autumn…just yet…but I love the rusty browns and burnt oranges in my curly fleeces. :o)

And last but not least a summer mix of 10 vibrant colourways of my space dyed wool slivers are also listed in my etsy store:

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I think I have picked a good combination of colours. It’s a large mixed bag of 210g (7.4oz).

 

Everyone have a fantastic summer time and HAPPY FIBRE CRAFTING!!

Countryside colours

I have kept my spinning wheel and dyepot rather busy for the past few days.  The little beauties below  are now displayed in my etsy store and my ebayUK store.  Here they are in all their splendour :o)

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“Caledonia II” handpainted & handspun, 100% Bluefaced Leicester, sportweight.

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“Clans Land” handpainted wool/silk/bamboo sock yarn.

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“Heather&Fern”, 100% Baby Alpaca handpainted yarn.

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100% New Zealand Polwarth soft wool roving.

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100% extra soft merino handspun slub (thick and thin) yarn.

The swirly handspun thick and thin yarn will also be available in black/white/grey and green shades soon.


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