Friday, January 30, 2009
What do you think of my new Hand Spun?
I had a ton of fun spinning this 100% Shetland Wool on my Ashford Joy Spinning Wheel. The fleeces came from a long time friend who has been raising Shetland and Churro shepp for the past 35 years. I so love the way this turned out - I started by washing the two fleeces - which I tell you they had a ton of grease and dirt. One fleece of gray/brown and the other a soft white. I spun the fleeces separate and the plyed the two thin singles together. I must say I love the look. I was going to dyr them when I first saw them because I never thought the colors would be this clear and crisp. I am glad I washed them three times because the natural colors are fantastic.
You can get your hands on this hand spun at my Etsy store - great for your stash, perfect for that special someone and fantastic for that project you have been waiting to try. I would also love to hear you thought on this yarn if you have the time.