One of new Turkish Spindle shown yesterday, made with White Katalox on Burmese Blackwood Shaft, is actually named Jenkins Kuchulu. Here is another one came home with me
Believe it or not…I’ve survived another day of prohibition against coming home with a Shetland or Pygora. Instead, these deliciously soft batts magically turned up in my trunk
I felt in love with the angora-like fluffy batt, after spinning and plying up some lace sample, testing out Kevin and Beth Hansen’s electric MiniSpinner
Next model will be debut at
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in September
with better customized flyer, bigger motor–so will the price tag!
Barry and Linda Taylor
brains behind the wonderful Alpaca/BFL batt creation
were so sweet to let me haggled the bump to $25 from $41! I do hope they will be accepted as vendor at next Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. If not, you will sure find them at Sunday Parking Lot Sale–they were the first to offer washed fleeces there.
Alpaca/Wool Batt from Superior Fiber
a bargain of $17.50 for 10 ounces of scrumptious fluff
My friend Carol from Washington showed me some gorgeous hand-dyed BFL top from Crown Mountain and I loved it so
…this 8-oz Peace of Mind Polwarth, from Crown Mountain, came home with me $30 later
Below is spindle-spun out of Superior Fiber 10-ounce Alpaca/Wool batt
The picture doesn’t do its justice
plied with my chocolate Alpaca
The 1.28-oz Mosaic Spindle is one of Ken Ledbetter’s gorgeous creations
featured Bolinga Finale, Mesquite Whorl, Maple Shaft, and Mosaic Shell Inlay
The 15-yard sample (20 wpi) reminds me of the luxurious hand-dyed Noro Kochoran–without the hefty price-tag, plus the yarn has been discontinued. I can’t wait to spin up all for a sweater project.
I am totally dazzled by my second year of experience at Black Sheep Gathering. If I didn’t live in a CC&R-governed home, I’d definitely have come home with one of the adorable critters. It was another great day–looking at yarns, fiber, electric spinner, chatting with friends/vendors
A special thanks to all the hardworking volunteers who made this wonderful fiber haven happen!
Julie from San Diego
Maggie The Brave from Bellingham, WA
as suspected, Mag worked with my knitting friend Noreen before moving to Bend!
Local Talent VolinJodie demonstrating lace-single spun projects
I am too tired to recap and show my enormous stash…tomorrow, I promise!
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!