The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tour de Fleece 2011

For most of the Tour I have been
spinning green (yes, it is actually green I don't know why it looks turquoise in all the pictures... stupid phone) cotton, which is fun but a bit boring to look at. this is spun on the charkha. duh!

So for a break (and because I just got a brand spanking new set of cotton cards) I have been taking this Merino Angora blend roving which is Merino (dark pink) on one side and Angora (that is actually white not light pink) on the other, which has a tendency to want to spin up in stripes, all the Merino first then the angora.

Once it is carded, both the color and the blend evens out.

After carding I pull the fiber into a roving and wrap it into these little puffs called "bird nests".

This is one-fifth of the total fiber and the second fifth processed and ready to spin.
And this is one-fifth of the fiber spun. this will be plied and knitted into a shawl. A pink shawl, won't that be different.


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