Sunday, September 23, 2012

Extreme long locks hand spun yarns

The yarns shown here are a group of extreme long locks spinning created from glorious fleeces from Namaste Farms (Natalie Redding) in Temecula California.  There are several skeins of Wensleydale wool which run from 7 inches and a few that are 12 inches long.  Additionally, the Teeswater wool skeins are 12-14 inches in length and look spectacular.  They are all very soft to the touch and yardages range from 2 yards up to 15 yards.

It seems like when I am spinning I get into a groove and just go along making as much of one kind of yarn as I can for a while.  Right now, this is it.  I have about five pounds of Teeswater and Wensleydale fleeces.  These are very rare breeds and additionally, it takes a lot of special attention to grow them to these kinds of lengths.  So, as you can tell, they are very special to me and will make incredible additions to your work.

If you are interested in purchasing some of this wonderful yarn, just contact me.

Monday, September 17, 2012

More yarns and Wonderful Waldorf Dolls

It always gives me a thrill to see what people do with the yarns they purchase from me.  A lot goes for knitting, crocheting, weaving and other handcrafts.  One of my favorite uses are using it for doll hair.  Here are some outstanding examples of  Waldorf dolls made with my textured cores pun yarn.  Aren't they just darling?!  They are created by Jean Wagner who sells her dolls on Etsy and is also on Facebook as Tigerlilys.  

Recently, it has been super hot in the Southern California area where I live so it has been perfect for washing and drying fleeces as well as dyeing and prepping fiber for spinning.  I feel like a squirrel storing up for the winter and look at my piles of glorious colors and textures and am inspired to get to spinning.  So, there will be lots of new stuff showing up.

Also, I've got to take photos for the new patterns so I can get them up on line for Fall and get people trying some new projects.