Friday, 29 October 2010

Folksy Friday 28th October - Hair

I am having my hair cut today for the first time in about 5 months!  I thought that being a knitter and crocheter that I would say thank you to all those sheep that have their "hair" cut so that knitters around the world are able to create wonderful items.

Here is just one of my items that are made with 100% Merino Wool


Here are some supplies which are 100% wool and are from various breeds of sheep.  All are hand-dyed by those that are selling them and are ready for spinning or felting.  I am in awe of anyone who can spin their own yarns, I would be terrified of messing it all up and getting in a big tangle.  One day I will find the courage and the time to learn, but probably not whilst the kids are still young.

WowWoolly
KnitCave WharfdaleWoolworks
GeminiHandspunMy Heart Exposed Yarns

Powdered Confetti - Merino Wool Top Roving by WowWoolly
Forest Trail - British Shetland Tops by KnitCave
Cinnamon Spice - Shetland Spinning Fibre by Wharfdale Woolworks
Minty Choc Chip - Handpainted Merino by Gemini Handspun
En Vogue - English Shetland Spinning Fibre

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for including my Cinnamon Spice Shetland fibre in your beautiful selection Julia :)

    You really must learn to spin - do what I did and start with a drop spindle. Beware though it's highly addictive. I have acquired 2 wheels in the last 6 months!

    Kirsty.x

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  2. Ooooh! I just bought a drop spindle. Fab selection of colours and places for me to shop
    Gemxxx

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  3. You HAD to catch me at a time where I want to start felting, right? Yummy!

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