Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Mill Membership

I'm a mill member at John Arbon Textiles
 My membership spinner package,
Mini skein (knit by number), card/needle gauge, 2 buttons, 200g top
and a cute project bag.
This top included is absolutely fantastic.
200g Top
Captain PolD'arles
80% Organically Farmed Polwarth
10% Merino D'arles driftwood
10% Merino D'arles chestnut

This top is simply amazing soft and bouncy processed to perfection, no nepps.
It's pure pleasure to spin this fiber.

The natural colours are gorgeous.
The resulting yarn is beautiful.

212 grams, 2 plies, 992 yards of bouncy soft yarn.
This was delight, I can recommend this mill for their great tops, way better than the most well known large companies tops I have spun so far.
This is my own opinion and this is not a sponsored post.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lavender Merino

This was a TDF prize
from: Fiber Detours Boutique
100% Merino Lavender  100 grams
Really soft but I found the fibers were quite irregular on the short side.
Not what I'm used to from Ashford.
 It was a little tricky to spin fine as there was some very short fibers mixed with longer ones,
 after washing the skein I whacked it good to full the fibers, I think it turned out ok.
Made almost 400 yards. The color is nice and it is soft as a baby skin.
I don't know yet what I will do with it yet.... back to the wheel for more spinning.