Tour De Fleece has brightened my kitchen with all kinds of Fiber Candy! It really is too good to eat but is perfect for enjoying as an eye feast! Tour De Fleece has given me the chance to practice skills I learned at Camp Pluckyfluff and look at the following posts to see my pleasant results!!
Batt sharing madness. Pull together a group of friends share a batt, spin some yarn and walla. You have a creation that speaks of all of the fun! This single is going to be made into a special rememberance of our first "Batt Sharing Day". Notice all of the add-ons: lace, sequins locks, even has some hidden dyed rooster feathers!! Thanks Pam for an awesome day!!
Loved the colorways on this handspun/hand dyed yarn. Want to knit something with the three textures into one beautiful piece! In the middle picture note the large coils added when being plied. See how the color changes when plied with purple silk!!
Great time with friends at Dream Come True Farm for our Batt Exchange. Ashly randomly picked my blue batt. Can't wait to see the yarn!! I spun the peachy batt filled with silk, sheep locks, romney and alpaca. Then plied the peachy with a varigated mohair commercial yarn. Can't wait to knit up this soft and colorful creation! Colors remind me of the sweetness of summer....
Two yummy spun alpaca yarns! Top view was core spun and then plied. Bottom view was lightly core spun to show the beauty of the alpaca fiber! Wish you could feel the lightness and softness of these beautiful alpaca yarns!
We inspire each other! Thanks Carole for the Strawberry Salsa Recipe! And on the way to the picnic tacked on Teaswater Sheep Locks to my earrings! Thanks Ashley Bartholomew from "ashleyannshands"!! Everyone was talking about the locks and the salsa!!
Check out Lexi Boeger's Hand Spun published this Spring!! Look what you can do at Lexi's Pluckyfluff Camp!! I have hardly been able to sleep with wanting to share my experience with you!!! And we are hoping there will be two Pluckyfluff Camps in CT next year!
Day one Pluckyfluff, CT! Began with color you like the least (orange),then picked five colors blind. After carding a batt with fiber that was kindly donated for us to have an array of color, we spun and plied our first strikingly beautiful art yarn!
My nephew Mark and Tracy adopted a newborn and I couldn't resist knitting this little bolero. As I love lace knitting in any form, I knit this little sweater for Sofie for her birthday. It has plenty of room for growing and as Sofie gets taller the sweater will be a shortie!! Notice the shine with just a dab of Angeline spun into the yarn!
In November I set off with my friend, Georgia for a unexpected trip to Ireland. Memories of this trip are etched in my heart. Put this trip on your bucket list--it does not disappoint!! Pictures are of Blarney Castle and the Guinness overlooking Dublin!
About Us: Simple Gifts Farm grows fine fiber from our Olde English babydoll Sheep and our alpacas. Ray, Marti's husband, tends and shears the sheep and alpacas. In truth our sheep, alpacas and other animals are resident family members! Once our roving returns from the fiber processing mill, Marti spins the roving into yarn. As a passionate fiber artist, Marti designs patterns for hand spun natural and hand dyed yarns. In addition to making her fine yarns and roving available for purchase, Marti makes up kits with her patterns and yarn. Marti has great enthusiam for spinning, knitting and design. Marti loves to share her fiber dreams and loves to talk about her "furry" friends. Enjoy Ray's adventures as a gentleman farmer. Once the frost disappears, Ray's shovel is in the dirt. You can make our Blog a favorite. Add a comment. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see something you like or you can call us at 203 378-0893.