I frequently use a blending board to create my rolag hybrids in the evening while relaxing. A blending board is more portable than a drum carder but allows more layering and blending than a pair of hand carders. Read more….
Tag: tussah silk
Big Box of Fiber
I just unpacked 3 boxes of 138 pds of fiber. 15.5 micron merino…I about wet myself! Shetland…yum. Blended dark brown and light brown to make a medium brown merino…omg. Polwarth Silk blended top….dreamy!! Polwarth Tussah Silk yarn.. I am in love. Kid mohair boucle yarn, and Baby Woo Boo Boucle yarn….I managed to get it all back in the boxes rearranged and it fit with a bit of space. Was congratulating myself on a job well done…..until I walked in the cabin and found 3 pds of 15.5 merino, 1 pd of silk noils, 3 pds of Polwarth and 10 lbs of Polwarth silk top. duh forgot I put them there!!! No wonder the rest all fit….drat!!
I was bedazzled by the fibers that I forgot I had walked into the cabin like THREE times carrying in stuff that I have to photograph…like only 3 min before I totally forgot about them. I am not easily distracted….fiber….oohhh yarn….oowwwhhh what huh?
New Art Batts Created by Alba Ranch
I have carded up almost 60 art batts for the shop. Sold some at the Colorado Springs Distaff Day in January and the rest have been recently added to the shop. They are really great colors and it was hard to list them and not spin them myself.
To celebrate what a good girl I was in not spinning up the for sale batts, I did card up some a few nights ago just for me to spin.
Here are a few photos. feel free to drool away.
These batts are made from Hand Painted Cheviot Roving using Greener Shades Acid Dye for color. There is some wonderful Corriedale x CVM in a natural extreme dark brown, white fine Merino roving, stark white Milk Protein, golden Honey Tussah Silk, and two colors of Angelina. I splashed out on all my favorite luxury fibers and can’t wait to spin these batts. I keep seeing a wonderful 2 ply Double Knit Yarn that I might crochet into a wide and long open lace shawl, maybe make a set of arm warmers that will lace up from my wrists to my elbows and if there is still more left over maybe a scarf? hat?? full ensemble?