On My Spindle

Remember the soft aquas and blues of the hand-dyed Silky Cashmerino I found in San Antonio?

It spins up very nicely.

Even though I wasn’t nearly done with the batch of blues, I could not resist this when I saw it.

It’s fittingly called “Fire and Ice” and this 4 ounce batt was prepared by my friends over at the Wooden Spinner. It’s made of merino, mohair, Angelina, Firestar and silk. Here’s a closer shot.

And they threw in a little treat – 1 ounce of soft merino naturally hand-dyed to this lemony yellow using Queen Anne’s Lace dye and aluminum mordant.

Can you get a crush on fiber?

16 thoughts on “On My Spindle

  1. What are Angelina and Firestar? Love the Queen Anne’s lace dyed fiber. I have a ton of QAL growing in my garden, but I just can’t bring myself to cut it to dye with. This tempts me, though…

  2. Of course you can get a crush on fiber, happens to me all the time :). Your spinning is looking great and I love the colors. The batts you bought are great too, can’t wait to see them spun up!

  3. Oooh, what gorgeous fiber! I’m totally jealous, hah 😀

    I wanted to come by and thank you for the Versatile Blogger Award you nominated me for a while back 🙂 It felt really good to get that, especially from a blogger whose writing I enjoy as much as yours. So thanks! 🙂

  4. Beautiful colors! Dyeing becomes as much of an addiction as the spinning does! Now you need a drum carder so you can mix colors that way. Then you know you’ve gone over the bend. Have fun with it!

  5. Of course you can crush on fiber! It’s pretty AND it’s nice to handle, so it’s a double threat! Thanks for your nice comment on my needle felting project. I appreciate your fiber enthusiasm here on your blog.

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