Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Etsy Scarf Sale! 20% OFF all in-stock items until June 25th

Visit my Etsy shop and save 20% on all in-stock scarves from today until June 25th!


Friday, June 14, 2019

June 13: Intro to Shibori Dyeing Class

Our 8 students had a blast at last night's 'Intro to Shibori Dyeing' Class and took home 4 finished works of art (and useful cotton kitchen towels). Below are a few examples of their work. Join us in July for another class like this one at Yarn Boutique of Decatur (Decatur, AL).

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Raw Fleece to Finished Object #1: Eowyn's Knitted Keyhole Neck Warmer

I wanted to see how Eowyn's (Shetland sheep from Ballyhoo Farms, Bagdad, KY) fiber worked up in yarn form before I spun any more of it, so here is my first finished object after processing her raw fleece. I was pleased with the results, so now I'm ready to process more roving that will be spun into 2-ply yarn for weaving on my rigid heddle loom. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Eowyn the Shetland's fleece: (partially) processed and spun

I've been working on Eowyn's fleece all of last week and I've spun the first (test) skein from the roving and mini-rolags I've hand processed so far.

The sample skein yielded around 100 yards of 2-ply sport weight yarn (1.25 ounces/35 grams).

Eowyn (Shetland) from Ballyhoo Farm in Bagdad, KY