Monday, July 2, 2007

Mary's Fiber Swap goodies

To my shame, I haven't yet told all about the wonderful goodies I received from my upstream pal early in June.

And now I can't find the samples I spun up from them!

From this you can tell that I own too many fibre related items.

Hiding in the middle is a wrap per inch gauge (YellowHeart), then working clockwise some dyed mohair that Lucy found at a local fibre fest.
Again local to my pal is the beautiful brown alpaca.
To satisfy my desire to try out some exotic fibres, she sent an exotic sampler pack, that has buffalo, baby llama, cashmere, baby camel, guanaco, yak and baby suri alpaca.
There is just enough of each to give a feeling for the way the fibres handle.
I haven't yet had time to try any of them out.

To top it off there is a hank of hand painted BFL, colourway Rocky Mountain High.
I have tried spinning this up very fine, and find that it needs to be Navajo plied in order to show off the colour.
This is definitely in my favourite range of colours.

See this image (taken recently) of a few flowers from the geranium phaeum that self seeds down one side of our garden. I had accidentally pulled this off when weeding, and didn't want to miss out on the sumptuous colour.
My downstream pal is travelling, so we have agreed that I will send off her parcel in mid July, in order to ensure that it doesn't get returned to me!

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