Friday, April 24, 2009

Darn, that was quick!

Phew! Just got the new colours all dyed up and dry enough to take a very bad pikky and I've got most of them off out the door and going to new homes!! Here they are all tarted up with much better pikkies....
1985 (all gone!)

Violets in the shade (SOLD!)

Love-in-a-mist (SOLD!)

Cosy and Warm (SOLD!)

Prices are: $14 per 100gms merino roving, $18 per 100 gms merino/silk 60/40% mix roving. For 100gms spun prices will vary. 100gms merino spun is $22

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Life gets in the way...

Isn't it dreadful when life gets in the way of getting done what you reallly want to do? I had a whole day - a whole day! - to myself so that I could get a heap of stuff done (spinning and dyeing). Be buggered if that was going to happen! Every time I plan a day to just do what I want it gets messed up with life! At least I can't say that life is boring, eh?

However... I did get something done, plus an experiment or two.... and the wool that's been soaking for a week has mould starting to grow on it...!

Watermelon On Tuesdays (SOLD)

Opalescence (not for sale - just playing around!)

Shiny, shiny! (more to come folks!)

The plan? To do some dyeing and carding - oh, and spinning - tomorrow! Doubt I'll do it all, but I'll give it a red-hot go! I've just purchased a kilo of merino/silk which is calling out to me to do something yummy with it.... Raspberry Tiger perhaps?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The search for the Raspberry Tiger!

It entered my head that I should try to create a dyed fibre to match a name... little bit of fun to inspire the creative juices! The name "Raspberry Tiger" sounded great so off I went to consult the dye pots... what came out was Mattel's love child! And so was born "Come on Barbie, let's go party!".

Easter holidays are here and I fully intend to have a mad dyeing day.... the elusive Raspberry Tiger will hopefully make an appearance too....

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Here's some new fibre and some new spins to ogle....

" Blackberry and Apple Crumble" (190 gms available $45)
A silky 5 ply/sport weight yarn using merino, silk, angora and blue-faced leicester. Very soft for next-to-skin wear with a drape like silk or bamboo.

"Sea Garden" (all sold thanks)
This is an 8ply /sport weight yarn that is very soft and squooshy and perfect for next-to-skin wear.

Look out for more of these blends coming up as well as some more of the gorgeously soft angora/merino blends just in time for winter wooly knitting.

And now for the obligatory silly photo (taken by my sister who thought that she could easily do an "artsy" photo):