Club, Dyeing, Spinning, SweetGeorgia

February Fibre Club + Luxurious Fibres

It’s quite thrilling to be surrounded by a mountain of freshly dyed Wensleydale fibre for our new fibre club…

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Wensleydale for the February 2009 installment
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Another gratuitous fibre shot.
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All packaged and ready to ship

Wensleydale is crazy stuff. I was originally drawn to it when a fellow guild member was spinning up some hand dyed Wensleydale… it was kind of glossy and shiny like mohair, but slightly lighter and loftier. And it took colour so well! Since that time last year, I’ve spun up Wensleydale in several forms. From very fine 2-ply to make a thin but strong sock yarn to thick bulky lumpy bumpy singles that are weighty and glossy all at the same time. The fibre itself has a very long-staple and is very lustrous with a broad, wavy crimp. Wensleydale fibre is generally considered the finest of all the longwool breeds. When you first start spinning it, you’ll immediately notice the long staple length and adjust your spinning and drafting. However, you spin it, I hope you enjoy the colours! They blend upon spinning and create a lovely heathered and mottled look which I find a little mesmerizing.

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Cashmere and Silk

And if you have some time tomorrow afternoon, think about joining us for the “Spinning Little Luxuries” session on Saturday, February 7th from 1pm to 4pm. We have space, four different wheels you can try out (Schacht Matchless, Schacht Ladybug, Louet Victoria, and Ashford Joy), and a TON of new fibre… including the cashmere and silk 50/50 fibre above. We just received two shipments of luxury fibre including yak, baby llama, black diamond carbonized bamboo, soysilk, silk+merino, camel+silk, cashmere+silk, tussah silk, and cultivated bombyx silk. You can still sign up for the class here: http://shop.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/collections/classes-at-the-studio/products/spinning-203-little-luxuries and I’ll also be offering many of these undyed luxury and exotic fibres on the shop site here: http://shop.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/collections/undyed-fibre.

Happy spinning!

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  • Mai

    I can’t wait to see it in person. The colors are lovely!!!!

  • Mai

    I can’t wait to see it in person. The colors are lovely!!!!

  • KittyKitty

    I can not wait… The colours are so lovely. Thanks for doing a Fiber Club!!!

  • KittyKitty

    I can not wait… The colours are so lovely. Thanks for doing a Fiber Club!!!

  • Ohhhhh, it’s so pretty! I am definitely coming around on Tuesday to get mine. If it’s ready.

  • Ohhhhh, it’s so pretty! I am definitely coming around on Tuesday to get mine. If it’s ready.

  • I’m soooo looking forward to this fiber, and colorway! I’m glad I signed up for your club. :o)

  • I’m soooo looking forward to this fiber, and colorway! I’m glad I signed up for your club. :o)

  • Wensleydale is also really neat to use for felting in very filmy layers with sheer silk fabric. The texture is amazing!

  • Wensleydale is also really neat to use for felting in very filmy layers with sheer silk fabric. The texture is amazing!

  • I received my fiber and I love it! The colors are gorgeous! I’ve not spun this fiber before. Looking forward to trying something new! :-)

  • I received my fiber and I love it! The colors are gorgeous! I’ve not spun this fiber before. Looking forward to trying something new! :-)

  • Any chance you have any of this fiber still available? “sweetgeorgia Wensleydale Feb. fibre club.”
    I would love to buy some. I did read on the blog that it’s only avail to club members but there’s no harm in asking, right?
    Thanks!
    Diane

    • Hi Diane! Unfortunately every single ounce of the Wensleydale is gone!

  • Any chance you have any of this fiber still available? “sweetgeorgia Wensleydale Feb. fibre club.”
    I would love to buy some. I did read on the blog that it’s only avail to club members but there’s no harm in asking, right?
    Thanks!
    Diane

    • Hi Diane! Unfortunately every single ounce of the Wensleydale is gone!