Shop Update 3/24/15

We have added in 12 new fibers into the shop today.  This shop update was also included in The Fiber Pusher Podcast Episode 14.

Romeldale Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0031
Romeldale Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0031
This is a very soft, creamy white Romeldale fleece from a ewe named Rosie. There is some veg in it, but as a handspinner, I would call it an acceptable level. The softness of this makes up for it. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 9
Price: $15.00

Fresian Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0026
Fresian Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0026
This roving is from an Indiana ewe named Poppy. It is the darkest brown you can get without it being black. Mostly Fresian fleeces are good for rugs and other hard-use uses, but this is the softest and nicest Fresian I have ever handled. While not next-to-the skin soft, I do think it would make a lovely sweater, great mittens, a warm hat, etc. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $10.00

LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0025
LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0025
This developing breed of sheep was originally a cross between a Suffolk Ram and a Lincoln Ewe. Now a few generations into the breeding process, these sheep are breeding true and are the best marriage between the crimpy, bouncy Suffolk and the shiny, wavy Lincoln. This is creamy white, about as clean a fiber as you can get and from a ewe named Marshmallow. Price if for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 7
Price: $13.00

LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0023
LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0023
This developing breed of sheep was originally a cross between a Suffolk Ram and a Lincoln Ewe. Now a few generations into the breeding process, these sheep are breeding true and are the best marriage between the crimpy, bouncy Suffolk and the shiny, wavy Lincoln. This is a very light gray, about as clean a fiber as you can get and from a ewe named Mini S'More. We have the fleece of her mother, S'More, and love how it has spun up. Price if for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $13.00

LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0024
LincolnFolk Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0024
This developing breed of sheep was originally a cross between a Suffolk Ram and a Lincoln Ewe. Now a few generations into the breeding process, these sheep are breeding true and are the best marriage between the crimpy, bouncy Suffolk and the shiny, wavy Lincoln. This is a very light gray, about as clean a fiber as you can get and from a ewe named Mini Truffle. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $13.00

Finn Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0019
Finn Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0019
We have been looking for a really nice Finn fleece for several years now, and we finally found a shepherd with the perfect fleeces for our picky tastes. This is a blend of two different ewes, but their fleeces were so alike that we couldn't tell any difference between them. This roving is clean, a light creamy white and has crimp to spare. As with most breeds of this time, this will spin up into a light, lofty and bouncy yarn that will make light and warm sweaters and hats and the kind of shawls to keep you warm in a cold winter's night. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 26
Price: $12.00

Natural Brown Polwarth Roving - Item# D-RV-15-0028
Natural Brown Polwarth Roving - Item# D-RV-15-0028
Once again, we were able to snag a rare, naturally-colored Polwarth fleece from New Zealand (there are no Polwarth sheep in the US). This sweet, chocolatey brown has been tested and is an incredible 15.5 microns of softness. This is more than next-to-the skin soft, folks! Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 12
Price: $20.00

Reserve Champion Shetland Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0021
Reserve Champion Shetland Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0021
This very fine and soft Shetland roving is from the 2014 Junior Reserve Champion fleece from the Indiana State Fair. This is the kind of roving that would make the perfect Shetland Lace shawl. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 5
Price: $12.00

Shetland Lamb Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0020
Shetland Lamb Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0020
This very soft and creamy white (and very clean!) Shetland lamb roving is from an Indiana Farm. This lamb was born a hermaphrodite with both female and male characteristics and was named HeShe. Unfortunately, because of this, this lamb had to culled, which is too bad because this is a very sweet fleece. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 3
Price: $12.00

CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0029
CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0029
This is a very soft and clean, dark-chocolatey brown CVM Roving from a ewe named Wendy. CVM is a color mutation of the Romeldale breed and is considered endangered with less than 500 on the registry (http://nationalcvmconservancy.org/). Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 9
Price: $16.00

CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0030
CVM Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0030
This is a very soft and clean, creamy-gray CVM Roving from a ewe named Leigh. CVM is a color mutation of the Romeldale breed and is considered endangered with less than 500 on the registry (http://nationalcvmconservancy.org/). Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 11
Price: $16.00

Fresian/LincolnFolk Cross Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0027
Fresian/LincolnFolk Cross Roving - Item #D-RV-15-0027
This is a true-black Fresian/LincolnFolk cross fleece from a ewe named Poppy Jr. Our Fresian Item #D-RV-15-26 is her mom. While not as soft as her mom, you have the addition of the strength of the LincolnFolk influence in it. This would make great, hard-wearing mittens, rug yarn and would be great for weaving tapestries, rugs and for rug-hooking. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 7
Price: $11.00

Sandy Makes Spinning Daily News!!

Even though this is three years old, I thought you’d like to see Sandy doing her best Vanna White imitation.

Spinning Fiber Inventory Updated

All sections of Dyed in the Wool are now back on-line.  Man, we sold a lot of fiber over the weekend!  Thank you Beth and all of the folks who braved the snow and cold and came out to the Winter Woolen Workshop.  You made it another fun and successful year for everyone.

Shop will be Off-line 2/20 – 2/23 for the Winter Woolen Workshop

Dyed in the Wool will have the spinning fibers part off-line beginning at noon tomorrow, Friday, February 20th.  It will be back on-line Tuesday morning after I get the inventory updated from this weekend’s fiber show.  If there is anything you want for sure, order it before noon tomorrow.  I can’t guarantee having it after this weekend.

We will be at the Winter Woolen Workshop in Kokomo, Indiana, this weekend, so if you are in the area, come out, say hi and shop at all of the wonderful vendors there.

Thanks and Happy Spinning!!!

Lovely Mention

Rebecca Mezoff, a tapestry weaver mentioned Dyed in the Wool on her blog and specifically talked about the Fiber Binder Club.  Go and check out her blog.  She does absolutely beautiful tapestries!!

Shop Update – February 4, 2015

We are adding two new fibers into the shop today – both of which are next-to-the-skin soft but with very different qualities for spinning and from which to make something beautiful.

Polwarth Top - D-RV-14-0008
Polwarth Top - D-RV-14-0008
This is a very white and very soft Polwarth top, which is suitable for any next-to-the-skin articles. The price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $18.00

Naturally Colored Organic Cotton Sliver - D-RV-14-0009
Naturally Colored Organic Cotton Sliver - D-RV-14-0009
This naturally colored, organic cotton sliver is from Fox Fibre and is super soft and spins up into a nice, thin thread. The light rust color will deepen with the first several washes, which makes this a wonderfully interesting product to use in dishtowels or with summer tank tops. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 3
Price: $14.00

Fiber Binder Club Volume II is now available!

With the overwhelming success of both the 36-month club and the complete Volume I of the Fiber Binder Club, we are happy to announce the release of Volume II.  Volume I sold out and there are only 19 available copies of Volume II, so get them while you can!

Fiber Binder Club Vol 2 - FBC2
Fiber Binder Club Vol 2 - FBC2
This item includes the second full year of the Fiber Binder Club - One D-Ring binder, dividers, 12 information cards printed on card stock for durability (printed on both sides), a raw sample, a washed or processed sample and either 1/2 an ounce or 5 grams of each fiber to test spin (depending on the fiber). Once you have spun up your sample, then you can test it further by knitting, crocheting or weaving swatches, dyeing, felting or whatever you desire. It is meant to help educate those who are interested in natural fibers, are interested in raising fiber animals or crops, or would like to purchase their own raw fiber and need a way to tell if what they want to buy is of good quality. There are several award winning fibers in this volume, including a National Champion and an Indiana State Fair 1st Place Winner. We pride ourselves on purchasing only the highest quality fibers for this club or for any of the spinning fibers we sell. In this volume, the samples include Bond, North Country Cheviot, Columbia, Icelandic, Lincoln Adult (Vol 1 had Lincoln lamb), Merino, Polypay, Romney, Double-Coated Shetland, Eri Silk, Suri Alpaca, and Milk Protein This price is 25% off the club membership price.
Available Qty: 11
Price: $90.00

Sweet new fibers for your spinning pleasure!

We have the following new spinning fibers and silk cocoons added to the shop.

Eri Silk Cocoons - 10/bag - D-RV-15-0011
Eri Silk Cocoons - 10/bag - D-RV-15-0011
These Eri Silk cocoons can be dyed, stretched on a frame for hankies or just used to show your friends what your Eri silk scarf started out as.
Available Qty: 2
Price: $1.00

Coopworth Locks - D-RV-15-0012
Coopworth Locks - D-RV-15-0012
These luxurious Coopworth locks show off the structure and shine of the wool. They can be carded, combed, spun from the lock by flicking them open, dyed, used for core spinning or used in felted projects. We left them in the locks so you can do more with them. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $14.00

Bombyx Cocoons - 10/bag - D-RV-15-0013
Bombyx Cocoons - 10/bag - D-RV-15-0013
These Bombyx Silk cocoons can be dyed, stretched on stretchers, reeled or just showed off to your friends.
Available Qty: 1
Price: $1.00

Border Leicester Roving - D-RV-15-0015
Border Leicester Roving - D-RV-15-0015
This wonderful Border Leicester roving is from an Indiana ewe named Tess. The sheen on this fiber is amazing and it is very suitable for dyeing and spinning into sweater, sock, mitten, hart, shawl or scarf yarn. It also make a very strong yarn for weaving. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $14.00

Cheviot Roving - D-RV-15-0014
Cheviot Roving - D-RV-15-0014
This Cheviot roving is from a Kentucky ram named Son of Chieftain. He comes from a nationally award winning bloodline and his wool has a superb crimp structure that will spin up into a bouncy and warm yarn. This would be very suitable for sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens or anything that needs to be light and warm. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 11
Price: $12.00

Happy Spinning!!

Shop Update – 1/10/15

We have added 10 new fibers to the shop and, as you can see, they are widely diverse for your spinning pleasure!

Clun Forest Roving - White - D-RV-15-0001
Clun Forest Roving - White - D-RV-15-0001
This is a local Indiana bred and raised ewe named Faith. The fiber is creamy white and is good for socks, sweaters, mittens, etc. The price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 7
Price: $12.00

Clun Forest Roving - Lt Gray - D-RV-15-0002
Clun Forest Roving - Lt Gray - D-RV-15-0002
This is a local Indiana bred and raised ewe named Svarta. The fiber is a soft, light gray and is good for socks, sweaters, mittens, etc. It would be lovely to dye! The price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $12.00

Cheviot-Perendale Cross - White - D-RV-15-0003
Cheviot-Perendale Cross - White - D-RV-15-0003
This is a blend of two Cheviot-Perendale Cross fleeces from wethers named Mr. Wether and Bucky. They live in Pennsylvania and their wool would make lovely mittens, sweaters, shawls, etc. It is a lovely, creamy white. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 28
Price: $12.00

Corriedale-Romney Roving - White - D-RV-15-0004
Corriedale-Romney Roving - White - D-RV-15-0004
This lovely Corriedale-Romney cross ewe lives in Michigan and her name is Jade. Her wool is creamy soft and would spin up into a lovely yarn for sweaters, mittens, hats, scarves, shawls, etc. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 12
Price: $12.00

Eri Silk Sliver - Cream - D-RV-15-0005
Eri Silk Sliver - Cream - D-RV-15-0005
This soft and luxurious Eri Silk Sliver has a wonderful sheen to it and it spins up easily into a fine, shiny thread. This would be perfect to ply with wool for strong, long wearing socks, or would make a shawl fit for the Queen herself. The price is for 5 Grams (there are approximately 28 grams per ounce), but a little of this fiber goes a long way.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $2.50

Bond Top - Dk Brown - D-RV-15-0006
Bond Top - Dk Brown - D-RV-15-0006
This lovely, chocolate brown combed top is a blend of two Bond ewes named JoAnne and Leslie. They both live in Michigan. This definitely is next-to-the skin soft and spins up like a dream. While not good for socks, this would make wonderful scarves, sweaters, shawls, hats and anything that can be worn next to your skin. Price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 2
Price: $16.00

Dual-Coated Shetland - Lt Gray - D-RV-15-0007
Dual-Coated Shetland - Lt Gray - D-RV-15-0007
This comes from an Indiana ram named Willow. It is a creamy light gray in color and is perfect for spinning up that super-fine yarn for lacy shawls. In fact, this is a link to a video showing the traditional uses for this type of wool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbfrnIgydho - Go and watch it and see just what can be done with it. The price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 4
Price: $11.00

Columbia Roving - D-RV-15-0008
Columbia Roving - D-RV-15-0008
This fiber is a 1st place ribbon winner at the Indiana State Fair. It is creamy-white and easily spins up into a lively, bouncy yarn. It would knit up into wonderfully warm hats, mittens, scarves and sweaters. The price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 6
Price: $10.00

Icelandic Washed Locks - D-RV-15-0009
Icelandic Washed Locks - D-RV-15-0009
These washed locks are from an Icelandic ewe named Ink who lives in Michigan. We have not processed the wool because there are so many ways to spin this that we wanted to give you the opportunity to make it what you want. For additional information on the different ways to card, process and spin this wonderfully diverse wool, please visit http://www.isbona.com/vol5no1win01b.html - Also this is the wool that is made into Lopi yarn. The price is for 4 ounces.
Price: $10.00

Romney Roving - White - D-RV-15-0010
Romney Roving - White - D-RV-15-0010
This creamy-white Romney fiber has a wonderfully lustrous sheen to it and is nice and soft. It would make a fine yarn for shawls and it would dye up nicely. The price is for 4 ounces.
Available Qty: 8
Price: $12.00

New Product!

Look at what we got into the shop!!!  These are large canvas tote/project bags that will easily hold a sweater or afghan project.  Perfect for that knitter or crocheter in your life – even if that person is you!

 

Dyed in the Wool Canvas Tote - D-CT-14-001
Dyed in the Wool Canvas Tote - D-CT-14-001
This black and white canvas tote measures a large 18" X 15" X 4.5" and is perfect to carry a sweater or throw knitting/crochet project. It is 100% cotton and is machine washable and dryable. It has the Dyed in the Wool logo on it.
Available Qty: 7
Price: $19.75