26 February, 2012

A cold and wet weekend:  perfect for fiber arts.

After discovering half of Roberta’s 2010 fleece upstairs with all the 2011 fleeces and trying out washing it in the bathtub, Mar was excited to feel how soft it was and began immediately to test it out.  First she sorted it into light and dark, to see if the difference is evident in finished yarn.  Then she began carding and spinning some samples.  This led to creating baskets with samples of the washed fleece, carded fleece, spun singles and spun plied yarn.

Here are two samples.  Doesn’t it just look delicious?  All you need is a spoon!

Roberta's 2010 "light" wool
Russell's 2010 wool