July 9, 2015

Spinning Fiber Debut

It’s probably about time that I started carrying spinning fiber in the shop, and what better time to make it available than during the week of the Tour de Fleece? So, here it is, the first of much fiber that will be added to the shop. I am starting with 100% superwash merino top, hand painted in a variety of colors that are sure to make you want to do nothing all day but sit and spin! Two “sizes” are available: 3.8 oz (108 g) and 4 oz (113 g).

As with our yarns, all of our dyed fibers are done with an eco-friendly acid dye that is well-fixed to avoid bleeding, fading, and dye transfer to your hands while spinning. This merino top is perfect for beginning spinners who want to move away from spinning long wools to something soft and next-to-the-skin wearable. I like the superwash merino top for spinning sock yarn, myself. The 3.8 oz that is currently stocked is dyed for long color repeats, which makes it a really fine choice for spinning self-striping fingering weight yarn.

Also being added over the course of the next week will be undyed, all-natural luxury batts of alpaca and llama blends in a variety of weights. These drum carded batts were worked up here at the farm, but the fiber comes from some of the best alpaca and llama breeders in Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. Fine micron, top quality. So be on the lookout for those!

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