I got a big box of spinning things from Frabjous Fibers....3 feet of sheep, lambs tails, Center Pull bumps for spinning self striping yarn, hand dyed roving braids, and then some merino and silk from Ashford came too. If you want a new thing to spin for Tour de Fleece, it's here. I think I will reward myself for all my spinning with a center pull bump at the end of the Tour.... Any one up for a spinning day at the store? How about Saturday August 1st from 12-4. Bring your wheel or spindle and come spin awhile.
When I started I had a table full of woolly things, two overflowing patio chairs of fluff and stuff. That is now down to a large bag and a basket! Woohoo! These art batts have lots of different fibers in them - wools, silk, alpaca, tencel, soymilk, Angelina, camel. Lots of my hand dyed bits of wools and silks and angora, and mohair locks....
I was only going to work on batts for a couple of hours - started at 10 and stopped around 5. I have made 35 mini art bats. Most are here in the store - just in time for Tour de Fleece which starts on the 4th of July. Once I got started it was hard to stop - which is why I only make these things once in a while, when they are gone they won't be back for months at least.
If you don't know, Tour De Fleece starts when the Tour de France does and while they are cycling through France we will be spinning along with them on our own wheels (or spindles). Ravelry has numerous groups to join to do this along with and some offer prizes. So come get your spinning supplies and join up.
I posted a partial pic on Facebook but here is what it really looks like.... it is a floor length vest that would have been awesome to wear to Bonnaroo....well maybe a bit warm, after all it is about 2400 yards of worsted weight yarn.
FINALLY! It took the Supreme Court forever, but they finally did the right thing. I know I usually stay away from voicing my political views, but this so so big and so important. I have been crying this morning I am so happy for all those folks who this affects.