Monday, August 24, 2009

Handspun

Let's talk handspun fibers today--those waiting in the wings as they age; waiting to be created into something truly exceptional and worthy of their fiber qualities. Wools of various breeds (we're talking sheep here)basking in their glory as they decorate a basket or two and bring color to an ordinary room.
But what will they become in a future life? The fibers haven't spoken to the hands yet! How about these single yarns, just hugging themselves and mellowing out for the time being? And these fibers which were 'leftovers' from a mysterious project to become a skein of two plied yarn. Another spun ball of lovely fibers, which did become a pair of whimsical socks for January spin-in 2010 "sock it to me" theme.
And then there is this wonderful fiber, happily named "South Beach Dye-it", containing 70% Superwash Merino / 10% Banana / 10% Soybean / 10% Bamboo--what fun it was to spin! These last two fibers are found at Weaving Studio
Spun fibers just waiting around, aging gracefully, to be knit or woven into that magical perfect item.

2 comments:

  1. What beautiful yarns, I especially like the colors in the South Beach Dye-it,(groan). I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

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  2. And I thought my fiber stash was bad (translate-large). The colors are beautiful and I can't wait to see what they will all become.

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