Here are my latest batches of hand dyed rovings (polwarth and icelandic babes) and super soft and yummy pure merino superwash sock weight yarns, all displayed at All The Pretty Fibers :o) Flat international priority shipping in place!
Finally all colors of my soft 27 micron merino rovings, the super fine 18.5 micron rovings, and also the ultra fine 16 micron white merino roving (all mulesing free of course) are restocked and available at my Etsy store All The Pretty Fibers !
If you happen to be/live in Germany, we will be attending the very popular artisan craft fair in Walldorf (near Wiesloch) at the great Astoria hall, on Saturday and Sunday November 9th and 10th (11am-18pm) . There will be a total of 86 artisans. Do come and say hello if you are in the area!
The following weekend on Sunday November 17th you will find us at the artisan craft fair in St.Leon-Rot (the Harres hall) near Walldorf, from 11am-18.30pm, with a total of 76 artisans attending. So there will be PLENTY to see and buy! :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)
My handspun extra soft merino yarn “Charybdis” is back in stock,
and 2 more repeatable colourways have made it into my etsy store, I have called them “Tomato Soup” and “Dragonfly”:
These yarns come with sufficient yardage for e.g. a buttoned scarf as seen in the photo below.
I am currently working on 2 large custom orders but I also managed to paint a new lot of extra soft merino roving in green and purple shades , I am very happy with the colourway :o)
There are a total of 3×4.6oz available in my etsy store.
Everyone have a very fine summer season, and enjoy your wool projects!
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)
I skipped the February blog due to a very persistent bronchitis which had me quite incapacitated, I´m afraid. Fortunately the early spring vibes have given me a much needed energy boost, and I am back and running like a well tuned spinning wheel. :o)
My handspun super soft “Charybdis” and “Jungle2” merino yarns are available again in my etsy store,
A custom order of 12oz of handspun plied merino yarn in a beautiful spring yellow and greens were finished last month, using no´s 2 (lemon), 13 (sage), 12 (leaf), 15 (pine) of the colourchart
and the super soft alpaca wool rovings in natural black, sand, fawn and chestnut are also restocked and available through etsy
There will be a new batch of hand dyed honey blonde wensleydale locks available before the weekend, and a hand dyed lot of very long english leicester locks in dark honey are already listed on etsy
Because I had to rest a lot last month I kept myself busy crocheting new beanies with some of my hand dyed and handspun yarns. I love crocheting, it is so amazing what you can do with just one little needle
Our garden was still covered in a thin layer of snow 3 days ago, and today the first blossoms are finally out, thank heavens! Can we get some warm sunshine and a blue sky too please?
Everyone, enjoy the spring season! It´s coming slowly but surely. :o)
Towards the end of the year I have painted a last December batch of 50/50 merino/silk rovings that are now displayed in my etsy store and a new crochet slouchy hat has come to life from my handpainted extra soft merino yarn “Amber Forest”. I have also sorted several bags of natural grey and handpainted wensleydale curls, 4 lots of drum carded merino/silk batts, also available on etsy ,
Okay, that´s all for the rest of the year :o) Let me get back into my kitchen and try a new round of handmade Christmas cake….the first one exploded in the oven….nice….the second lot never rose….and the third one better be a well behaved and well baked cake, or else! I will also prepare a chestnut-chocolate mousse for 3.Advent Sunday, that should be an easy task…I think. Though I can´t promise that it will indeed make it to the family table, it is ever so delicious!! :o)
Everyone have a peaceful Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year!
Here comes my new batch of beautifully soft and scrumptous hand painted Bluefaced Leicester lambswool fleece with plenty of lovely curls! This fleece is my personal favourite, perfect for people with sensitive skin, be it for nuno felting, needle felting, wild dolls hair, handspinning, sewing or embellishing, it can be used for a wide range of woolly projects. :o) The fleeces can be found in my etsy store.
I am currently sorting a new award winning Wensleydale fleece in natural black, a stunning fleece indeed. When you get a raw black fleece you never know if it remains black once it has been washed, or if it will turn dark grey, dark brown, or, god forbid, even light grey….I have seen it all before…. No, this baby has remained very black with some silver streaks in it and beautiful light brown tips. Just what I wanted, yay! The first 10 bags are already displayed on etsy . There are long locks of up to 7 inches in length, and a shorter version of around 4-5 inches:
That´s all for now. Everyone, have a wonderful autumn weekend!
Here are my first batches of handpainted bluefaced leicester and shetland wool rovings in wonderful heathered autumn colours, a total of 3 lbs. They are displayed in my etsy store :
There will be more batches of heathered colourways, and handpainted super soft merino roving will be coming up soon.
Everyone have a colourful autumn season!
So I´ve tried a crocheted felting project. I never tried one before. I have been doing loads of wet and nuno felting, and many needle felting projects too. But crocheted felting? Okay, to keep this story short, I handspun a heavy worsted (aran) single yarn (2×3.5oz/110yds) from my 24 micron merino rovings, that can be found in my etsy store – I used several colours from my 9oz 20 colour mix, I picked the colours quite randomly really. I crocheted a pair of XXXL slippers, using an 8mm hook, and washed the slippers at 60 degrees Celsius for one cycle in my washing machine (the washing cycle took around 1 1/1 hours). And, ta taa……
I am wearing these lovely babies almost every day, they are wonderfully dense, strong and yet soft, I am quite surprised. I love them. :o)
And 2 new handspun yarns have made it into my etsy store, with great colour combinations, one perfect for knitted felting, and the second one an extra soft merino yarn, here they are:
Everyone, have a wonderful and creative summer season! Keep safe. :o)