I've been feverishly working the last couple days on up-ing my yarn game and you all get to get first dibs. I'll be putting the newest yarn up in the online shop on our website tomorrow (Friday) night. Saturday will be a day of posting all the spinning fiber stock that is leftover after OFFF. I'll announce shop updates Saturday so shop early!
I had a great day on the spinner today and had to run back into the shop this evening to see how the first batch of yarn is turning out. No patterns or programs; today's yarn weight, draft, twists per inch (tpi) and rpm speed on the spinner were all determined by me. Phew! It took about 10 yards of spinning for me to lock down what I wanted, but my first glance at is has me very happy (picture of it on the spinner below).
I also started the next batch of Romney/Alpaca/Silk. It is fresh out of the picker (the machine that opens the fiber locks and blends) and is ready to be carded up tomorrow. I have included a sneak peak of it in all its fluffy glory this evening (above).
For anyone close by, we do still have spots in our Long Draw Spinning class that is this Saturday. I was a short forward spinner prior to taking the class myself and I fell in love with this style of spinning. More loft to my yarn and I am able to spin at least twice as fast. All the details and registration are on our website.
Look forward to seeing you in the shop either online or in person!!!
I am Kim Biegler, the owner and operator of Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill. I create hand spinning fibers from locally sourced wool and teach others online how to hand spin their own yarn.