Friday, December 17, 2010
My makeshift garage dyeing studio was a favorite hangout during the mild days of fall. This skein of hand spun evolved from the Heirloom Tomatoes colorway of superwash Blue-faced Leicester roving below. One of my twisted spinning sisters bought it, spun it and let me photo her gorgeous work.
I spun and plied it on itself, never got the skein photographed before I took it to Arkansas Fiber Extravaganza at Mt. Magazine where it sold! There will be more of this look. One is already in the wings. Stay tuned.
I am a shareholder at Fancy Fibers farm. Part of my share was a batt of Border Leicester wool. I carefully tore it into roving, dyed it with salmon and ercu. After it was spun, I had about 210 yards of two-ply yarn, more than enough for at least one pair of fingerless mitts.