New extra soft batts!

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)

Wool rovings – choose your colors!

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)

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)

Handspun lace yarn – petals on the water

Here comes my handspun and handpainted lace yarn “Petals On The Water”, a beautifully soft and fine self striping yarn design, now available through my etsy store All The Pretty Fibers, and probably my last handspun lace yarn for the rest of the year. I will need to start preparing for the upcoming fall and winter craft fairs, for which I still have to spin MANY chunky yarn babes. :o)

Now in stock – logwood plant dye powder

There is now a high quality logwood dye powder available in my etsy store alltheprettyfibers . It is a bit more concentrated than the chipped bark, so just 40% of dye powder will be sufficient for a rich dye result!

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.

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)

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.