I have been handspinning new fingering weight yarns, perfect for laceworks and weaving. Have a look at my first lot of 3 self striping beauties that are displayed in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers: SALTARELLO, PETALS and LANDSCAPE. Cuddly soft and light, with a whopping yardage of over 500yds each, and simply gorgeous! I am sure I will be handspinning a few more this summer, I´m hooked :o)
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)
Now in stock in my etsy store, have a look:
We had such a wonderful time at the craft fair, it was terrific, and we will be attending again next time for sure!
People were very cheerful, and we met quite a few fellow handspinners and crocheters, it was so lovely chatting with them. One lady purchased a handspun yarn shortly before the fair closed for the night, and she returned with a most beautiful finished crochet scarf the very next morning. “I couldn´t wait, I just had to get my crochet hook out and work with that yarn while watching Harry Potter on TV” she said. She then went and also bought one of the 100m-project crochet hats I had made with the same yarn size and colourway. Dont these colors look fabulous on her?
I finished some new felt necklaces in rich rainbow shades, and there are also brown and gray versions in stock now embellished with shiny silk! They are displayed in my etsy store StoneCircleWools.
And there will be more hand dyed rovings, curly fleece and handspun yarns for my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers soon, please bear with me while I restock the yarns and fibers.
Everyone have a fantastic month of November. Keep it colorful!!
The heat wave is finally over, and god I pray that it was the last one for this year!! A full 3 months without any proper rainfall, and roasting temperatures that made one want to just curl up and die…..The fields and forests are completely dried out, a lot of trees have died, and the dead leaves on the ground make you think you are in the wrong season – you can´t help but think that it may already be fall, it´s just sad, really really sad. Luckily we didn´t have any broad wildfires in the area.
Now that the air is fresh and cool again I can restock my etsy shop with handpainted fibers, plus I keep preparing for the october craft fair, spinning and painting yarns and fibers every day (yep, Sundays included). I am planning to spin the majority of yarns into chunky weights for the fair. The chunky yarns are perfect for quick knit or quick crochet projects, and 1 skein of 100m (111yds) will be sufficient e.g. for an adult size beanie hat, a chunky neckwarmer or buttoned collar scarf.
I crocheted a beanie hat with my chunky yarn “Slate” using an 8mm and 7mm hook, it turned out very lovely indeed. Very soft, elastic, and I had about 4-5 yds of yarn left in the end. I will take it to the fair and wear it, for presentation purpose :o)
The new yarn batches I spun last week are also mainly chunky weight, apart from one worsted merino yarn in stunning greens, prussian blue and burgundy. I have called it “Forest Troll”:
These are the chunky merino beauties “Nana´s Garden”, “Sea Monster” and “Cocktail”, available in my etsy store:
A new very soft corriedale lambswool roving of 24 micron has been added to my stock – a really good fiber also for beginners in handspinning and felting. It makes very soft and fluffy yarn. Along with some 20 micron super soft merino and merino/silk rovings a few of them have already made it out of the dyepot and into the etsy store:
And last but not least 2 batches of handpainted extra soft and extra fluffy british bluefaced leicester fleece are now available in corn blonde and dark brown. Perfect for miniature doll hair, felting and embellishing!
That´s all for now :o)
Everyone Happy Crafting!
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.
and the light powder pink shade is back in stock! Yippieh!
I finished a new batch of my handspun merino thick and thin yarn “Jungle”
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”:
For this wet felted scarf 2.5yds of “Hogmanay” were incorporated
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)
2lbs of hand painted super soft and super gorgeous yarns have made it out of my dyepot. There is pure merino lace, 50/50 merino silk fingering weight and ultra fine 16 micron merino, all superwash, mulesing free and dyed with eco-friendly dyes. They are now displayed in my etsy store:
I will be spinning fresh batches of thick and thin merino yarns next week, and there will be new lots of handpainted rovings shortly. :o)
New yarns, rovings and fleeces have made it out of the dyepot and off the bobbin: my super fine merino/silk yarn, super soft baby alpaca yarn, very soft single and plied merino yarn and art yarn, wensleydale premium locks, bluefaced leicester and english leicester curly fleece. The new batches can be found in my etsy store
Everyone have a great summer, and Happy Fiber Crafting!
I think that 2016 will be a crocheting year for me :o) I have been enjoying working my yarns with the little hook for the past months, and now I have found my passion for beanie hats, variegated, stripey, gipsy style or boho, they are great fun to make, especially with yarns that have freshly come off my bobbin or out of my dyepot.
Any head size between 20-23 inch, (that´s 50-58cm) can be finished with 1 skein (180-200 yds) of my worsted weight single yarn. The yarn in purple shades I didn´t use for my hats, I thought that someone else should have fun creating something gorgeous with it. :o)
The single handspun yarns can be found in my etsy store. I will be making fresh yarns on a regular basis.
Everyone Happy Fiber Crafting!
Just a quick update on my new batches of handspun and handpainted yarns and fibers that are now displayed in my etsy store . All yarns and fibers are exquisitely soft and so perfect for sensitive skin. :o)
Fleece wise I have also painted 2 more batches of wensleydale fleece and bluefaced leicester fleece.
Everyone, enjoy the lovely spring days, and Happy Fiber Crafting! :o)