Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
Left, is Soay, a lovely natural brown fleece that is really soft as this was all the under coat of the sheep. Soay are an ancient breed that sheds its fleece and this has to be gathered off the ground making it difficult to get and difficult to clean!
Middle, is a natural grey fleece that I have mixed with hand dyed silk noil. I am knitting a chunky cardigan for myself with this.
Right, pure Jacob that I have over dyed with Gaywool Raspberry. This is a very effective way to produce Jacob. There is only a certain amount that you can do with grey wool but this brings Jacob into a new dimension giving the yarn a natural heathered look
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
These yarns are spun from my hand combed pure Wensleydale tops giving a lovely worsted yarn that is very suitable to weave with. These yarns are about 4 ply and very strong but soft. They look like silk and I am going to use them to make scarves. Small quantities for my rigid heddle loom. Spinning with my hand combed tops is a joy. Fast and easy, just keep your hands well apart because of the long fibres and use a short draw.
Suitable to spin into a very fine yarn and of course there is nothing to stop you knitting with them