Bobbins Are Full

I separated these four braids of the combed top into two piles: orange and multi-coloured orange and pink onto one bobbin and then pink and multi-blue and yellow onto the other bobbin. Some I spun forward draw, and some I spin long draw. I LOVE long draw!

Sponning All This Cheviot

I separated these four braids of the combed top into two piles: orange and multi-coloured orange and pink onto one bobbin and then pink and multi-blue and yellow onto the other bobbin. Some I spun forward draw, and some I spin long draw. I LOVE long draw!

Spinning On My Ladybug ๐Ÿž

Here are both braids spun into one bobbin. I love how the colour I got from sunflower seeds casts an ox colour onto the fibre. The hibiscus actually cast a blue colour! I said yesterday the hibiscus produced a pink but I was wrong.

One Bobbin Complete

I don’t have a picture of the other bobbin, but to describe it, I’d say it has earthy tones.

Well that is it for today. It is Sunday, so I am heading out to pick some of the last flowers that continue to bloom in zone 7 (gardening term); cosmos and coreopsis.

Cheers,

Keli

Journey To Perfection

I have tried for so long to dye combed top with plants.

I get frustrated dyeing with a combed top. My issues have been felting and the dye not penetrating the colour deep enough. I end up returning to dyeing yarn with natural dyes…My heart is so with an undyed combed top as I am a spinner. I love to spin with a supported spindle.

These past few days, I have been dyeing Cheviot with some fresh hibiscus flowers, marigolds, tango cosmos, and some sunflower seeds, all from my garden.

Tango Cosmo
Hopi Sunflower

Here is a video of my fibre soaking in the dye from the flowers. https://youtube.com/shorts/k0lrNySFgeA?feature=share I used alum and cream of tartar for my mordants. I kept most of the smaller flowers and seeds separate from the fibre.

I have to say I’m pleased with the results. I created a Fade fit Fall. From orange to pink to spots of violet, I can’t wait for this to dry so I can start spinning on my wheel.

Today I have to dye Day 11 of my Advent Fibre Bits Club. Hello Autumn Fibre Bits club is complete, and I’ll start packaging and sending them out next week. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well time to get my morning coffee as it’s 6:12am and everyone is still fast asleep in my house; best tome for me to write.

Cheers

Keli

2022 Advent Fibre Bits Club

They are back for the third year in a row. Go to this link and pre-order one now; I have a limited amount available.

Perhaps you don’t know what advent fibre bits are all about. From December 1st to Dec 12th, you will open one package every day. They are packages that contain 20g of fibre and a little treat as well. You get to pick your yarn; this year, I have Polwarth, BFL, and Cheviot available. The colours I pick this year will centre around a theme, so you could make a large skein or spin each bundle individually into mini-skeins.

Go to my Instagram account (bottom of the website) and look up hashtag #adventfibrebits for previous year’s photos.

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Oh, wait. I want to mention that you don’t have to wait to receive my hand-dyed fibre bits till December. You can be a part of my monthly subscription and order a 112g braid of fibre today. You can also join in on the fun here.

Happy spinning!

-Keli

You Can Do This!

You admire support spindles not only for how they look but also for how relaxing the atmosphere is as you watch someone spin with one. Be that someone.


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