Friday, June 19, 2015

Texel/Dorset with Mohair and Firestar :)

I have been steadily working on getting the studio together... of course not fast enough... so I'm trying to get things going a little faster... 
Of course, I can not just focus on getting stuff moved, when there is so much other fun stuff that I can be doing... so Ive also been processing and spinning a bit, lol.

I agreed to do a batt making contract... the fiber is Texel/Dorset and then some mohair locks from the cutest little goat - Sweet Pea :)

I absolutely love when the client gives me artistic freedom to do what I want with the fiber... so I let the creative juices flow, lol...

All the Colors!!!

Test Batt... just to make sure the customer is happy with the way they are turning out :)

And of course, I just had to do a test spin... you never really know what the yarn is going to turn out like unless you play around with it...


Scott Snyder Spindle

Fingering weight single

2-Ply Spindle Spun - 110 yards

I love the little pops of color!

Finished Yarn

The batt started at 1.2 ounces... managed to get 110 yards of 2-ply Sport/DK weight yarn :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Spinning/Dyeing at the Studio!

Some of you may know that I am working on opening a studio to teach classes out of... its been an extremely slow process... but it is coming along... just not as fast as I would have hoped, lol.

Yesterday, I was finally getting over the stomach bug that hit my household, so I went over and unloaded some more stuff at the studio... Of course I couldn't just unload stuff and leave... I had to stay and play a bit :)

Finally got the "Witch's Cat" off the Bobbin and washed... still need to get an accurate count though

100% Cheviot... its finally dry, so I braided it

100% Cheviot... 

More Cheviot Drying

And of course I just had to sit and spin for a bit, lol :)

"Envy" by Spin City UK

Hopefully I will get more done tonight :)