Fresh from the bobbins these are the perfect winter yarns for hats, scarfs, gloves, babywear and weaving: worsted weight merino “Coffee To Go”, “Purple Dip”, “Vanilla Oak” and “River Orchids”,
plus my repeatable selection of handspun merino chunky yarns in 9 beautiful colourways, all available at All The Pretty Fibers. :o)
Everyone enjoy the Christmas holidays and your fiber projects!
A fresh load of hand carded extra soft merino and merino-silk batts in wonderful vibrant colors are now available in my etsy shop All The Pretty Fibers :o) The carded fibers are perfect for wet/nuno felting and handspinning.
Also all of my repeatable handspun chunky merino yarns are back in stock. They are 111yds per 3.5oz skein (100m/100g) and perfect for quick knit and crochet projects. 1 skein will be sufficient e.g. for a chunky adult slouch hat.
Everyone have a wonderful 1st advent weekend! :o)
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)
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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)
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)
I finished a new batch of hand dyed merino and merino/silk rovings and super fine 18.5 micron merino batts, all buttery soft in fresh and vibrant spring colors, perfect for felting and hand spinning projects. They are listed in my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers
Plus 3 new shades of my 18.5 micron commercially dyed merino rovings (mulesing free) have arrived, Apricot, Mocha and Opal Blue:
Yarn wise there are 2 new colourways of handspun very soft merino yarn in stock, “Sorbet” in rich pinks and purple, and “Poseidon” in breathtaking blues and lagoon teal:
Are you in for a little treat? Get a 10% Easter discount for any purchase from my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers. Just enter the coupon code TREAT4ME at the etsy checkout. The code will be valid until the end of the Easter holidays on April 23rd, 2019 :o)
Now I would like to show you the finished Nightshift shawl that one of my german customers made with the yarns I custom spun for her. She kindly sent me some photos (vielen Dank Silke!!) – the shawl is absolutely stunning and so rich in color, have a look:
The pattern for the nightshift shawl can be found on Ravelry (see my blog entry from March 7th), it was created by Andrea Mowry. The yarns and yardage for the shawl are available in various colourways by custom order but I sometimes also have the corresponding yarn sizes available in my etsy store.
Everyone have a wonderful spring season, and Happy Crafting!! :o)
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.
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!