Friday, July 8, 2011

TDF Spinning!

For the first time, not only did I signed up for the Tour de Fleece, I am actually spinning! I've really enjoyed all the beautiful yarn pictures being posted this week in the Wonder Why Alpaca Ravelry group, pop over and check out all the inspiring spinning going on!

Rather than re-post photos of all the yarn I've already spun, I thought I'd share what I've been whipping up for upcoming spins. The photo (which really doesn't do the fiber justice) above shows a pretty golden blend of Suri Alpaca from Princess (light fawn, my fav!) this gorgeous fiber came from Melissa over at Needle and Wheel Designs. this was the first time I've worked with raw Suri fleece, processing it from start to finish. I really enjoy getting to know a new type of fiber. Along with Princesses fiber, I included Finn Sheep, Coopworth, Bamboo and Silk top, all dyed in shades of gold, oh yeah, I had to sprinkle in some gold Angelina too, you know how I love sparkle!

This is also Suri from Needle and Wheel Designs, John Cash's scrumptious jet black fiber was blended with Silk Top, Mohair and Coopworth all dyed in shades of silver and of course I added black and silver holo angelina.

I'm getting ready for a little tail spinning using my favorite shades of green and blue green. Fun, fun!

And last but definitely not least Is the gorgeous rose colored Suri/Merino fiber I bought from Wonder Why Gal! I've already spun this, I couldn't's pink! I blended Andrea's lovely fiber with some of my favorites all dyed in shades of pink. It took a while to spin, because I wanted to do a nice lace weight single, and because I didn't have nearly the time I would have liked to spend with my wheel.

I'm really excited to get spinning on these blends, really excited! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Blessings Friends!


  1. drooling! I love all of the blends. You have such a great way with colors and blends.

  2. I cannot wait to see your suri spinning. It took more concentration from me than anything I have ever spun on my short 3 1/2 months of spinning.....
    Love the lace weight yarn!

  3. Suri is a real delight to spin and blend. Your colors are wonderful.
    Love using it with silk. The lace weight looks great. You are having sooo much fun.

  4. Completely amazing to me...the whole dang process. From fur to fabulous.
    Hey, what could you do with dog fur? Our long haired shepherd is shedding bags full.

  5. You have an eye for colour - some fantastic blending going on there!

  6. What a gorgeous, fiber-rich post! I really love the green locks (what is tail spinning?) and the blended 'skunk' fiber (black and white) looks amazing. I can't wait to see how that looks as yarn!! XXO-

  7. Hi Heather, Tail spinning is spinning the base of the lock into your yarn so that the curly "tail" end of the lock hangs free, sort of like fringe. I'm laughing like crazy over the skunk yarn, because when I photographed it, somehow it reads as black and white, and I was thinking, gosh, I hope no-body thinks this looks like a skunk!

  8. The fibers are so beautiful! Happy spinning!

  9. All the fiber is so shimmery! The gold will turn out beautiful. I cannot wait to see the post. Nice blending combos.

  10. Oh my goodness, Princess and Johnny both look like their all dressed up for their first father/daughter dance. After all, he is her daddy!!

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

  11. Love the suri! Looking forward to seeing a lot of yarn!

  12. Amazing fibers! Looks like so much fun!

  13. Thanks for the definition!! I love tail spinning, just didn't know what to call it! (Did you ever notice that when you start a new art/craft, you are hit with an entirely new lexicon?)
    I love the skunk-like look, actually. :)


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