This update takes you from the 18.5 micron Polwarth to the opportunity to spinning a Lopi yarn for a warm sweater and to East Fresian for those warm mittens. The Polwarth and East Fresian are sold by the ounce because there isn’t much left. Get it while you can!
Natural Dark Brown Polwarth - D-RV-16-25 This extra soft and luxuriant Polwarth measures a mere 18.5 microns. Baby chicks aren't this soft, folks! Spins up into a very fine yarn and would be suitable for anything next to the skin. Price is for 1 ounce. This always sells out fast! Available Qty: 6 Price: $5.00
Black with white Icelandic Roving - D-RV-16-26 This Icelandic is from a Kentucky ram named Motorcycle Melvin (the owner's 4-year-old son named him). Spun into a lightly twisted single, and you have the same Lopi yarn from which traditional Icelandic sweaters are knitted. Makes very warm and hard wearing mittens, too! Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 2 Price: $13.00
Tan Icelandic Roving - D-RV-16-27 This lovely caramel colored Icelandic roving is from a Kentucky ewe named Hazel. It is very soft for Icelandic and with this remaining 4 ounces, you could make a wonderful pair of warm mittens to keep your hands warm next winter. If if can keep people in Iceland warm, it will be nice and toasty for you. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 1 Price: $13.00
White Icelandic Roving - D-RV-16-28 This is a lovely white Icelandic roving from a Kentucky ewe named Fiona (Yes, named after Fiona in the Shrek movie). It has a bit of luster in it and would make a lovely Lopi yarn to knit a traditional Icelandic sweater. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 9 Price: $13.00
White East Fresian Roving - D-RV-16-40 This sweet and gentle Ram named Spooner produced such a soft fleece for East Fresian. This lovely medium/coarse wool makes fantastic mittens or other outwear, and is an excellent choice for run weaving. Price is for 1 ounce. Available Qty: 5 Price: $3.00
Do you like to spin and work with Shetland as much as I do? Then you are in for a colorful treat!
Light Taupe/Gray Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-29 This lovely light taupey/gray Shetland roving is from an Indiana ewe named Tootsie Roll. We have sold her fiber before and there is a reason we bought her fleece again. This would make a light, airy and warm sweater or warm mittens to keep you warm this next winter. And, speaking from experience, Shetland dyes very well! Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 1 Price: $14.00
Dark Brown/Gray Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-30 This lovely Shetland is from an Indiana ewe named Lyra. It would spin up into a lofty and warm yarn perfect for a sweater. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 9 Price: $14.00
White Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-32 This is a lovely white Shetland roving from an Indiana ewe named Skittles. We have sold this ewe's fiber before and there is a reason we bought her fleece again for you. You could have so much fun dyeing this up for a colorful stranded color-work sweater. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 9 Price: $14.00
White Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-33 This Indiana Shetland ewe is named Almond Joy and this is another one we keep getting each year. This would dye up into a wide arrange of colors for spinning and knitting joy. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 8 Price: $14.00
Tan Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-34 This lovely warm tan Shetland roving is from an Indiana ewe named Baby Swiss. Because of the amount remaining, we are selling this by the ounce. Overdyed with blue, this would make a lovely teal yarn. Available Qty: 9 Price: $3.50
White Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-35 As pretty as the flower she was named after, Touch-Me-Not is an Indiana Shetland ewe. Just think of the fun you could have dyeing this wool into, or just leave her the lovely white she is. Great sweater fiber! Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 6 Price: $14.00
Light Gray Shetland Roving - D-RV-16-36 This is a lovely, light gray roving from an Indiana Shetland ewe named Amethyst or Amy for short. She is one of the sweetest ewes who loves kisses and back-scratches. And, from experience, her fiber takes dye like there is no tomorrow! Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 7 Price: $14.00
We are adding 6 new selections to the shop today – from incredibly soft BFL to bouncy and hard-wearing Clun Forest.
Happy Shopping and Happy Spinning!
BFL Top - D-RV-16-16 This is a simply gorgeous, high quality BFL top that is soft and luxurious! Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 5 Price: $16.00
Light Brown CVM - D-RV-16-19 This simply is a soft and lovely CVM from an Indiana ewe named Aurora. It is very clean and spins up like a dream. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 3 Price: $16.00
White Corriedale - D-RV-16-20 This is a soft, white Corriedale that is easy to spin for a beginner. It does contain some VM in it. Price is for 4 ounces Available Qty: 16 Price: $14.00
Clun Forest - D-RV-16-21 This medium-wool Clun Forest is from an Indiana ewe named Journey. If you like to do long-draw or any woolen technique, then this is the wool for you. It long draws very easily and makes a super lofty and warm yarn. Good for sweaters, mittens, shawls. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 8 Price: $13.00
Brown with Gray Cormo/Border Leicester Cross - D-RV-16-22 This very soft roving is from a ram named Archie, who is a member of the multiple award winning Westfield Woolies flock in Indiana. This would make a lovely bouncy and lofty yarn good for everything from baby blankets to hats to sweaters to shawls and cowls. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 20 Price: $16.00
Polypay Roving - D-RV-16-23 This is a good medium grade wool that spins up into a fantastic yarn for sweaters, mittens and other outerwear. Price is for 4 ounces. Available Qty: 49 Price: $13.00
We will be adding new wool into the shop this Friday morning at 8AM. Some of the new selections have very little remaining after Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival and Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, so get them while you can!
Sandy and I will be vending at Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival this weekend (June 3rd and 4th), so the shop is offline until we can get the inventory updated, which should happen by June 7th. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but if you are in central Indiana this Friday and Saturday, please come on down and see us and the other vendors at this festival.
I have removed everything that sold out at the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival this past weekend. It was a fantastic show and we want to thank the organizers and all of the people who came out and shopped. Everyone had a great weekend!
We will not be adding in the newest batch of fiber until after Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival the first weekend in June. Several items that would have been added have already sold out (sorry!!) and with another festival less than two weeks away, we want to wait and see what is remaining afterwards before adding them to the online shop.
We hope to see you June 3rd and 4th at Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival!!
Sandy and I will be vending at Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 2016. If you are in vicinity, please come a visit us there. The shop should be back online on Tuesday, May 24, after I have had a chance to update the inventory. We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope to see you either at Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival or back here on the 24th.
We have added 5 lovely fibers (including a Grand Champion and a Reserve Champion) to our Clearance Sales page. The reason is that this fiber is a little on the sticky side from the lanolin. It washes out beautifully, but it makes it a little bit of a challenge to draft – not much, but a little – if spun straight from the roving. Because of that we are discounting it $0.50 per ounce.
For those of you who have enjoyed the stories I have told at the various fiber festivals about him and who have loved spinning his wool, I have sad news for you. Graham Lamb of Equinox Farm died yesterday. His owner, Sara (aka thecrazysheeplady) let me know last night before the blog post was uploaded. I cannot tell you how sad that makes me. Yes, he had the dirtiest fleeces I have ever washed, but, boy, did it wash up beautifully and it was a joy to spin. He is going to be missed very much.