Deyaneria on February 29th, 2012

  I found teeswater fiber to be surprisingly soft for the fact it is a longer fiber and in the English longwool family. I found I could hold it against my neck with very little prickle factor and this may be because the staple length is sooo long.   Now for the stats: A Teeswater […]

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Deyaneria on February 22nd, 2012

When my swaledale roving arrived I was intrigued. What an interesting wool. It’s definitely not your buttery soft next to the skin wool. I found it fascinating for what it is…. Crunchy, hairy, multicolored spinning goodness.     It dyes in a very interesting fashion. I love it!     Tweed bag anyone?     […]

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Deyaneria on February 21st, 2012

I didn’t know I had an issue until I tested the web store late last night. The problem has been fixed and I will continue tweaking it as I go. Thanks for your patience.

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Deyaneria on February 21st, 2012

Swaledale sheep are a type of blackface mountain sheep found in Mountainous areas of Great Britain. They originate from the valley of Swaledale (hence the name). When I saw these sheep, I feel in love with their colorful faces. What distinguishes the Swaledale from other blackfaced mountain sheep are the white circles around the eyes and […]

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Deyaneria on February 16th, 2012

I thought I would be back to work by the Monday after surgery. I was wrong.  Saturday found me laying in the bed in tears due to the pain in my jaw. I have gotten a secondary infection from the impacted wisdom tooth. I was miserable.  However after a few more days and stronger antibiotics. […]

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Deyaneria on February 8th, 2012

I found that shetland wool come in 3 types and this a fascinating to me as the only other animal fiber that I have found thus far that has this trait are pygora goats. One type of fleece is what they call single-coated or Kindly. The wool is of uniform length and can be rooed or shorn.    Ok […]

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Deyaneria on February 7th, 2012

This week I want to talk about shetland wool. I thought it would be similar to most of the other wools I have talked about. However I found it very interesting as shetland wool has more to it then I first imagined. Onto the sheep: The origin of Shetland sheep are the Shetland Isles but now […]

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Deyaneria on February 4th, 2012

I really dig my Bfl. It is soft and squishy with a hint a crispiness. I got two different preparations to play with: top, and washed fleece.      It dyes up beautifully. I used cushing’s acid dyes in wine. I loooove this color.   I know I didn’t post on Wednesday and that normally would make […]

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