Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Spinning: local Rambouillet fiber.

This is the most recent yarn I spun. I bought the fiber at the Olde Liberty Fibre Faire back in the spring, and it's 100% Rambouillet from a somewhat local farm.

I love spinning Rambouillet and these colors, a rusty brown/orange and turquoise, looked nice together in fiber form. But overall spinning this fiber wasn't as enjoyable as I anticipated. The fiber had lots of neps, so I had to take the time to pick out little bits as I spun. Plus the blue, which was much brighter before I soaked the finished yarn, wasn't dyed very well. There were lots of pieces of blue dye left in the fiber, so I also had to pick those out and my fingers turned blue from spinning.

Even though I wasn't completely satisfied with it, the finished yarn was still decently soft and lofty in a rustic way. And someone bought it at the holiday bazaar this past weekend, so that's a good sign. :)

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