It’s Fiber Arts Friday again, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t done much in the way of fiber arts this week except for the some spinning grooming a bunny. And I don’t have photos of either. But I will share of photo of the bunny I’ll be working on this afternoon. I love spinning with Angora. I’ve made a pair of mitts (that don’t fit well and aren’t the same size, and I still haven’t photographed them) that are a merino/Angora blend that are so soft and yummy that I wear them anyway, even though they don’t match! (If DH is reading, that was an example of a run-on sentence!)
This is Ruby when she was young, about 6 months old. She is now about 2 1/2 years old. Her coat is beautiful. It is lighter now and more dense. I started working on grooming her on Tuesday. I got her back, the best part of the coat. Then we took a break. She looks silly in a ‘skirt’. I’ll finish her up this evening and then start on Buster this weekend.
Now it’s your turn! Post a link to your fiber related blog post in the comments section. It can be any type of fiber at any stage, from on the hoof to finished product. It’s a wonderful way to share ideas and make new friends. Talk to you later. Enjoy!
I just added my first cotton fiber to my Etsy Store. 100% Certified Organic Cotton Sliver, Fair Trade & Vegan.
I’m not an experienced cotton spinner. Though this seemed to be spinning rather easily, I asked for a review from an experienced cotton spinner. Here’s what she said: “‘I’ve started spinning the cotton and I have to tell you that it’s pretty amazing. It’s a smooth and silky fiber, and drafts easily… This is the best cotton roving I’ve spun to date. Usually I just fluff the rovings into cloud form and spin from that. Not this time though.”
This has been an exciting Tuesday – for me, at least. I can’t say anyone else in house is thrilled about it. I received a large order for fiber. I spent a good bit of the afternoon inventorying. It’s getting to the point that I can’t just remember what I have or dig around in the box till I find it. Now I need to know if I have it or not. I also received three spinning wheels and some drop spindle to demonstrate and sell at craft fairs. I don’t expect to sell many wheels at the craft shows. But if someone who is thinking about getting one sees me using it there, they may take my card and order it online from me later. I will be posting dates and locations of craft shows I will be attending as they are scheduled.
I’ve also been busy today updating my shop. Here are a few of the new items: