Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oatmeal border leicester cross roving

This roving is an oatmeal--light gray/brown color, from a border leicester cross lamb. It spins like a dream to make a soft garment yarn. It's very clean and fluffy, and was commercially processed. Offered at $14 per half pound plus shipping from 43952

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dyed rovings for handspinning, felting

Denim blue--you get lights and darks as you might see in stone-washed denim.
Gray twisted with aquamarine and grape. These work great together or separate.
Grape--the color is really very purple. My browser makes it look blue, but it's not. Very lustrous and fun.
Aquamarine, this is brighter with more variations of light to dark than my browser implies. This has a dash of glittery glitz in it too.
Red roses--a range of pale pink to deep red, with black overtones (SOLD). I have a lighter space dyed rose and cream available. Pictures coming soon, ask me about it!
Ironstone--a lovely, lustrous gray. I hope there is some of this left for me to spin.

Here are soft, lustrous some dyed rovings ready for use. They spin like a dream and are great for felting fun too. Colors are vivid and beautiful. May appear different depending on your screen.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Flax spinning wheel

This is a well-made flax spinning wheel with an onion bulb distaff. I have used it to make fine yarns--mohair, angora, silk, merino, to name a few. It is a double drive, and is made at least in part of a hardwood. It is a very good looking wheel. Someone tells me that they think it is from a defunct Scottish company called "Haldane" and that this is the "Hebridean" model. I don't know if this is true or not, but it is a good looking wheel.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

vintage Mohair Patons Princess

These are two lovely 50 g. skeins of Paton's Princess mohair blend yarn. Fiber content is 59

% acrylic, 12.5% polyamide nylon, 17.5% mohair, and 11% wool. Texture is soft and fuzzy. Knits 7.5 sts. = 2 in. on a US9 needle. Made in France, color is a soft wheat (#7857 Lot 97). Offered here at $4 each plus $2 shipping to US locations.

Ashford traditional spinning wheel SOLD



This is an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel, with a lazy Kate and three extra bobbins

Monday, January 14, 2008

Angora goat wether

This is an adorable nine month old angora goat wether that I am offering for sale at $100. He'd make a great 4H project, or fiber pet. I sold his baby fleece at $20 per pound. It was so soft and shiny after I washed it. So, you should do ok with him. Right now, he weighs about 40 lbs. I think he will mature around 75 lbs.

Friday, January 4, 2008

handpainted 100% angora yarn

Angora Yarns: The yarns listed on this page are double ply, and most are a lightweight yarn, great for socks, mittens, hats, baby items, and special trims to liven or soften up your better quality knitting project. Yarns are $5.50 per skein, plus shipping. I can ship anywhere. It cost about $2. to send one to three skeins to US locations. 4 skeins or more can go by priority mail to US locations for $4.55. Contact me with questions at

lightweight pastel blues, greens, double ply, approx. 35 yds. each 4 available.
lightweight pastel yellows, blue, green double ply, approx. 35 yds. each, 3 in stock

pastel melon, blues, greens approx. 35 yds. each, lightweight, 2 in stock

various pastel tones, light sportsweight, approx 35 yds. one in stock

pastel greens, lavender, pinks, lightweight, 2 in stock, approx. 35 yds each

Cranberry, blue, rose, approx. 35 yds., 1 in stock, sports/worsted wt.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

natural gray angora rabbit fur yarn

Yarn specs: These are fuzzy double ply 100% angora rabbit fur yarn skeins. These are between a sportsweight and a worsted. Beautiful natural gray color--you get the variations in tone that only come from a real bunny's fur. Super soft, these skeins will bloom as you knit or crochet. Each skein yields approximately 35 yds.