Fiber in my Diet
Last Wednesday I decided it was time to stop my our local fiber/dye shop Dyelots. If you live in Eugene, or come to Eugene often, and haven’t been here, you must go! It’s very inspiring, full of great colors and great people. It’s only open on Wednesday and Saturday, but well worth it.
Anyway, I did intend to get something for myself. I especially wanted something special that I hadn’t tried spinning with yet. Maybe a few ounces of wool and silk, alpaca or camel. It just depended on what she had in stock.
It turned out that she had a few things on sale. I didn’t get all the details, something about a friend getting rid of some stuff. I’m always looking for a good deal, so I took the opportunity to get a few new spinning supplies.
I’ve already spun a bobbin of this and I’m close to finishing the second one. This is a Corriadale wool that is mostly natural brown with streeks of green, pink and yellow. I got this 8 ounces for $8! What a steal. It is however the stickiest wool I’ve ever spun. It has a lot of lanolin, but I’m sure that’ll take care of itself when it gets washed. It’s also not very soft, but I’m sure I’ll find a good use for it.
I’m going to use this as my first project spectrum assignment. It’s blue, grey and white wool/silk blend. I got 19 ounces for $19! Another steal. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing with this yet, but I think this may end up being an Anthony project. I’m not sure what the percentages of fiber are, there was no lable, but this is very soft. I can’t wait to start spinning it, but I have to finish a few things before it can be put onto the bobbins.
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