Squee….yahoo! WoolWench aka Suzy, blogs at various locations. This time she was on the Fibery Goodness Blog and she did a posting about the various Fiber Sponsors for the Journey to the Golden Fleece Award online spinning course that both WoolWench (Suzy) and Spin Artiste (Arlene) have created and are currently teaching. Alba Ranch was just added as one of the Fiber Sponsors and the discount code for course participants is in the members only forum. Course participants get a 15% discount!! AND WoolWench blogged about ALBA RANCH. Yayness!
I love what she said about Alba Ranch as well as her feelings about one of my hands down favorite fibers to spin which is the 15.5 micron merino. I consider this THE luxury fiber to spin as well, very classic, very luxury. I have been selling this fiber for a while but never allowed myself the opportunity to spin it until I started this course. Part way through Module One, I decided that ALL my modules would be created from this one special fiber left in its classic white color. So my personal challenge has been all about using the same fiber, prepared as a commercial combed top, in its natural white and getting 7 very different yarns all down to the spinning and plying techniques. Whew this has been a challenge. With them all being the same color and fiber, the only way to make them different is really to spin completely different yarns. Some of these various structures have been super fun and the fiber has worked well with them.
A few were more of a challenge and the resulting yarn has been great but I might choose a different fiber in the future for that specific yarn style. It has been a serious learning challenge that I had no idea what I was getting into when I came up with this crazy brilliant plan. HA!!
If you want to read the blog posting and see all the wonderful sponsors for the Journey to the Golden Fleece award go here to read all about us.
I am off out into the woods to sort out all the goats, dogs and cats along with various plants and trees. a “ranch goddess” work is NEVER done.