One of the reasons it's fun to be me is sometimes people like to send me samples of they're fibers if they are in the fiber industry. Recently I lucked out and received two wonderful care packages one from Barnyard Blue farms and one from Tailspin farms. I am incredibly greatful to both of these small farms for thinking enough of me and my business to send some samples my way.
I'd spun blue faced Leicester ( BFL) before and already knew I loved it but hadn't gotten to play with it in a while. With it's long fiber length and great texture it just screams to be made into very fine yarn. I made myself a wonderful thin two ply and started making some "outlander" inspired fingerless gloves. I got so inspired by this new fiber and the options it opens up I've planned a mini collection for this winter called rustic winter that will feature the muted colors of Andrew Wyeth paintings ( one of my favs) This mini collection will also have angora rabbit blends from Tail spin yarn and a new pattern kit as well. I'd never spun Angora rabbit by it's self and I must admit I'm hooked. I just love the lovely drape and natural color.
Here are the two review and spinning videos I made of both small businesses. Please check them out and sign up for my coupon email list to get coupons and early shopping for the rustic winter collection.