Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Busy in the fiber room

The Sheeps and Peeps fiber room has seen a lot of activity during these dreary February days. There are racks of drying fleece.

This beautiful fleece is from Blackberry, a Border Leicester-Coopworth-Cotswald cross and is a beautiful mix of shades of grey, black, brown with some sun-kissed tan tips. Portions of it are a dark blue-grey that is just wonderful.

There are screens of fiber in various stages of preparation and plant material being prepared for the dyeing process.

There are skeins of yarn dyed with plants from last summer's dye garden; shown below (l. to r.) Hopi Sunflower, Cosmos exhaust and black tea.

More naturally dyed skeins shown below (l. to r.) Coreopsis, Tansy, Cosmos and Cosmos with added baking soda.

More fiber being picked, blended and carded.

All resulting in some, what we think, are some pretty wonderful spinning fibers, available here.

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