Behold the hand dyed fiber that I received on Saturday from Fiber Optics. I had recently spun the purple and green rovings from this company that I purchased last Fall. This is the first of a 3 month “fiber club” that I am trying. I think that I might do this with a couple of different vendors as I continue to explore my spinning experiences.
This is a pencil roving, 50% superwash merino, and 50% bamboo. I have not yet spun from a pencil roving, so a bit of a learning curve will be coming. My photo does not do proper justice to the blue and blue-green colors of this roving, the color is called Jing Tai (Chinese theme). It will also be my first attempt with Bamboo.
Next, is a roving of 85% BFL and 15% silk. Color: Jade
This has been a tough week, so I am reserving these until my mind is settled. Right now I am spinning a big bag of Cormo and silk, natural color, that I purchased last Fall at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. I bought it the day that I took my first spinning lesson, on my newly acquired wheel. I couldn’t resist it, and kept petting it every time that I walked past. I went back and told my teacher how much I loved the feel of it, and she encouraged me, saying that if you like something, it will be more fun to spin.