Spinning and weaving..

The more you spin, the more you learn about spinning and about the awesome shops that are out there.
First and foremost: my favorite Indie dyer and overall enabler: Dutch Wool Diva

She has awesome hand dyed yarns and fiber and here’s my recent purchase

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The kid mohair (the one on the right) now looks like this:

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I’m hoping to use this as weft for my next weaving project, so it’s not a big problem if the singles aren’t that strong

This is what it looked like on the wheel. It was the first time I spun kid mohair on the wheel and I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I think I’ll spin more kid mohair in the future 🙂

Dutch wool diva fibers

I’ve also been spinning the one on the left (merino) on my 15 gram turkish spindle.

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I really like the color changes and decided to make faux lags (just like for this project) to preserve the colors.

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So far I’m really loving the color changes and I’ve only spun 2 faux lags!

I’d also like to say something about my new favorite etsy shop. Nunoco.

batts and goodies

I wanted some nice batts to spin for a weaving project and they were recommended to me by some spinning friends on ravelry. I went through their shop and fell in love with so many different things I didn’t know what to do with myself. In the end I chose two colors just to try them out.

I’m always a bit hesitant to order batts and such via mail. It’s an unfounded fear, but I’m always afraid that they’ll get squished and lose all their bounce and airiness.

When I got the package though, the batts were super fluffy and not squished at all (yay!).

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I absolutely love the colors! I really just want to cuddle with these batts! (it’s no wonder I haven’t started spinning just yet). These batts are all merino and silk and have silk noil in them for a lovely texture.

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I really love the colors together and I’m very excited to start some spinning!

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Don’t they look cute? 🙂

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