Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This week I was fortunate enough to find a new supplier, recommended to me by a good friend.  She is located in Ohio and I don't get to preview the feel of the fiber before purchasing.  But ... this is so remarkable of a fiber that I wasn't afraid to order some.  Here it is, this is rose fiber.  This batch is hand dyed by Carol, and is a combination of rose bast fibers, silk and merino wool.  It is so soft and luxurious feeling.  I've tried spinning up a small bit on a spindle and its possible to make lace weight yarn with no trouble.

Since I only have four ounces of this fiber I'm trying to decide whether or not to blend it with something else.  I'm really loving the brilliant colors of this particular batch.  It will take me a while to decide what I want to blend it with so I can get it just right.  Also, so I can make the 4 ounces stretch a little further.

I will let you know when I do.  Oops, almost forgot the link:  RiversEdgeFiberArts.com 

I've finally finished the
rayon scarf I was weaving for my daughter.  It certainly has turned out a lot lighter in color than the yarn was.   But It is very pretty, very soft and also very long.

I'm not sure why I decided to make such a long scarf but since it is I've tried it on several different ways and doubled in half before wrapping it around my neck seems a good way to wear it in very cold weather.

That's what we have going on here, very cold weather.  My daughter said it was 1° this morning when she got home from taking her cousin to school.  Feeding the goats and chickens early in the morning is 'refreshing'.  Walking out to the chicken coop and goat shed is somewhat of a shock after spending time in our nice warm house.

The dogs and cats love going out, however.  Today is very sunny, pretty with all the snow we got yesterday and not yet too slippery on the old ice we still had.  As the week goes on though, we will be getting some rain which of course will change everything.


Sue W. said...

Hello Sheryl!
First, the scarf for your daughter is SO beautiful! The colors work so well together - kudos! And can't wait to see what you do with the new fiber. What an incredible talent - to take this raw fiber and create something to be used and worn and cherished.
And about the never-ending winter...ugh.
Be well and God bless!

Sheryl at WovenDreamsFarm said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for the compliment on the scarf! That rayon yarn is the softest. After I weave them I put them in the washer with a bath towel on delicate, toss them in the dryer for maybe 10-15 minutes then either lay flat, hang on a pants hanger or just iron with a cool iron while its still damp. Just like baby fleece. Very impressive. Hope your weather is warming a bit these days. ;-)