I have been busy spinning a lot of wool into yarn these past few weeks.I dye my hand-spun wool myself. These two skeins of wool ( above & below) are 2 ply Jacob/ Romney wool from the fleece of my ewe Delilah. This yarn is 14 wraps per inch. One skein has at least 196 yards and weighs 5 1/4 ounces, the other has at least 162 yards and weighs 5 ounces. They sell for $14.00 & $15.00. Click HERE * to read more about them or to order.
Michelle McNamara bought some turquoise wool yarn from me at the Lavender Festival in Roy this summer. I asked her to send me a picture of anything she made from it. Well, she ran out of the yarn while working on a scarf for her son and needed more. Fortunately there was one skein left from this dye batch and we met at a convenient location for her to purchase it. I took a picture of her and her unfinished scarf...way to go Michelle! It is lovely and will be wonderfully warm and complimentary draped around your sons' neck.
'Puyallup Fair', that is the name I have given this yarn. I spun this up at the Puyallup Fair while exhibiting my Jacob Sheep there for 5 days. The wool is from my ram, Goth, and who knew such a bashingly destructive ram could produce such divine wool? I washed and carded all his wool myself. I decided not to thoroughly blend the variations in color his fleece offers, so as to show it in the yarn as well. Goth's wool is fading as he ages from the bold black and white to a silvery blue and white.Scrumptious!
There are two skeins of wool from the Puyallup Fair. One is a whopping 9 5/8 ounces ( $25.00), the other is 5 3/4 ounces ( $15.00). To see more about this yarn or purchase it click HERE *.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Some of the many little sheep I have made to sell in Christmas Bazaars and my Etsy Shop.
Postage is free within the United States. If you are interested in purchasing a pair of Wee Little Sheep please click onto link below. I am always willing to make a pair ( or more ) of sheep with different wool colors or spots. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the link below.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Great porch rugs, but also very appropriate for inside, at the bedside, in front of a comfy chair.
I am especially partial to these colors, a blue-green black and bits of red woven throughout. Sold! Thank-you Mildred & John, very much. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of how you have displayed and used this rug and also Magic, your magnificent cat also enjoying the comfort of this rug. I am truly honored .
All of these rugs also make wonderful table runners. They can be purchased here*.
These pincushions are made of the dyed and felted wool from the fleeces of my Jacob Sheep. This pincushion is $12.00.This pincushion is contained by a Franciscan cup I purchased from a local antique shop that was going out of business. The yellow adds a bright spot of cheer to my workroom. This pincushion is $17.50.
Whimsy describes this pincushion, I especially like the bright green and blue together. This pincushion is $12.00.All pincushions can be purchased by clicking here*. The prices include postage within the U.S.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The Spotted Sheep Shop is all about my passion for my spotted sheep and the many things I create with their wool. This shop will list items I am currently offering for sale and sometimes information you might find interesting that will explain some of what is involved in crafting with the wool of my flock of Jacob Sheep. Click here* to read about the basics of preparing wool to be used in so many ways. Click here* to buy this yarn.