Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Friday, 29 July 2011

Batts and Fibre

So last weekend we had a family outing to Fibre East - Shelley, Emily and me went early and did a Batt course with Jill, then Sue, Pat, Nanny, her friend and Alice all joined us to wander around, watch sheep being sheared and buy stuff!
The batt workshop was great, getting ideas about colour, blending fibres, making batts on a theme and accidentally putting a deposit on a drum carder!?
Then we wandered around and bought lots of fibre, most of it for me to spin for Emily, but some from picperfic for me to spin for me!
Here are some pictures of the batts and the finished sample skeins - I guess my first art yarn!
Bad Day on the Motorway (complete with cars!)
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Walk in the woods - think winter time
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Then some lovely dyed fibre from Picperic - whose stuff I used for GTs shawl during the spintelligence course;
Twinkle - 70% superwash merino and 30% trilobal nylon - for Emily, two skeins
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Susie - 75% organic merino, 25% mulberry silk - 3 skeins, probably for me
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I will do another post soon to show all the natural, undyed stuff we also bought, including some fleece that needs washing and scouring - looks like I am getting a stash fit for a busy winter!

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the motorway and ittle cars, great fun. Was lovely weekend, thank you xxxx

Secret Sheep said...

yummy wool. love looking at other people's goodies!!