There is progress on spinning for Aeolian. The Yak-Tussah is spun, plied, and washed. It is so soft and luscious! I ended up with 650 yards from my 2 oz after washing and fulling it ever so slightly. I am thrilled to get so much yardage from 2oz! The Alpaca-Tussah was 400+ yards, so I spun this finer and got a true lace weight (5200 ypp!). I have started knitting, but there isn't much to see yet.
Wondering what that nose is next to the handspun?
A cute little piggy made from recycled sweaters from Almitas. She calls them sweater swine.
I got this piggy at the Knit One One Craft Fair on Saturday. It was a bright sunny day and the place was hopping. Lovely to see you all!
I also got a selection of caramelly goodness from CC Made.
Pistachio Caramel Corn, Orange Cardamom Caramel Sauce, Caramels in Darjeeling and Sea Salt flavors. The Spicy Almonds Caramel Corn disappeared before the photo could be taken. So freaking good! CC Made is brand new, watch for her products, they are so worth it!
I narrowly resisted getting patterns from Sonya. Not sure why, they are so fabulous.
In Tactile news, we opened a Fiber Club. It is an idea we have been building for a year now and it feels so good to be getting it off the ground!
It is structured to be an exploration of fibers and natural dyes. When I started spinning, I really wanted to try everything and learn everything I could about every fiber out there. I still do. It seems to be a universal feeling among spinners.
Each month will focus on a natural dyestuff with a solid piece dyed in that dyestuff alone and a painted piece where the featured dyestuff is combined with other natural dyes.
We'll include an informational sheet on the dyestuff and the fiber of the month. The sheet will be suitable for attaching a sample to and keeping in a binder. I have always wanted to have a binder like this and now I will because I plan on playing along! There is a wool version and a luxury fibers version. In keeping with the idea of exploring, we will send a wide range of fibers, including rare and unusual fibers in a variety of preparations.
Sign-ups end April 10th and the first shipment will be a couple weeks later. More information on the Fiber Club can be found here.