8 May 2014

dyed, blended and rolled. Rolags I sold at a few shows last year

I had a great time selling last year at a few fibre festivals, wolfe island and woodstock.  This year i'm too busy with the Master spinner's program moving to august and then being unsure about how life is going to be with a small newborn around festival time.  I decided to put off selling this year, and return next season.  It's just so much work to prepare enough stock for a show with the homework i'll be having and baby things.

A few samples of rolags that people bought last year...  I love spinning rolags, and i LOVE making them even more, haha!

Still have to make six more matching ones. #rolags

#rolags #handdyed

#rolags feeling yellowy

#rolags #handdyed

#rolags bamboo nylon tencel neps Sari waste

#rolags #handdyed

#rolags nylon bamboo sari waste

here's some handspun i did with one of my sets that turned into a fun baby sweater:

Dyed blended rolled spun #rolags

Rolling and spinning.  #rolags

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I've also been experimenting with similar colourways, but in two 2oz batts.  So essentially, it's the same amount of fibre, but the colourway would be spun only once on each bobbin, so you'd get one big self striping effect instead of variegated multiples.  I like the random look of the colourway repeating a bunch of times coming into and out of sync in my own knitting, but i do also love the look of a more structured striping gradation.