First week of October, you will receive five packages of little fibre bits in various fall colourways; each package will contain 20 grams of hand-dyed combed top.
Total weight of the fibre in shipment is 100 grams.
You get to pick from an assortment of Bluefaced Leicester, Polwarth, or Cheviot combed top.
Included in the Fibre Bits Club shipment is a ORANGE and BLACK Turkish/support spindle; this is my design and it will have you creating turtles in no time. *Zoom meeting on October 14th at 5pm (pacific time) so we can meet each other and see how others are creating their yarn. Spin-a-long will start Oct 11th and run till the 15th, right after Thanksgiving in Canada. Use hashtag #helloautumn with a picture of your advent kit and spindle to have a chance of your name being drawn in a drawing on October 16th. The prize will be a custom dyed 112g braid of combed top. If you don’t know how to use a support spindle, let me know, and I’d be happy to teach you.
These fibre bits will allow you to spin up a colourful yarn that will be fantastic for mittens, hats, scarves and cowls. You can make some pretty coloured yarn by arranging the Bits the way you want them; so much fun!
Here is a picture of my spindle design. You can spin supported and wind on Turkish, allowing you to create beautiful turtles.
I get asked why I bother to spin fibre when I can buy luxurious yarn in the yarn shop.
There are so many reasons why I like to spin, but tonight, I will pick just one reason. First, I want to spin to create lace weight yarn so I can make my first shetland lace shawl. Second, I have started knitting a shawl, and so far, everything is moving nicely.
The first step is to incorporate an eleven-stitch wide piece of lace that will be the border of the lace shawl. My current project is from the book The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting by Elizabeth Lovick.
The yarn I’m using is not handspun, but I can guarantee you that I will be using my own handspun yarn when I start my second shawl.
I would be very interested in knowing what your first shetland lace shawl was that you completed. What yarn and needles did you use? I started out with wooden needles as I was told the wood helps stabilize the stitches better.
Also, if you missed it, there was a shop update on Friday. I listed hand-dyed Polwarth and blue-faced Leicester combed top. Go check it out.