Monday, January 14, 2013

Yarn and Roving Sent North

 The yarn Katie and I have spun from our Shetland wool is headed to Granville, NY where my brother will be showing it to a group of avid knitters. The colors of wool are the natural color of our dyes used here.
The cream colored roving is on its way to Maryland and the grey is heading to a different part of New York. My half will return as dyed art yarn (cream) and navajo plied yarn (grey). We are trying something new here...Spin a pound Get a pound...growers and spinners work with each other usually 50/50 to have something wonderful created. Because we don't have time to work all our roving or have the skills necessary for some art yarns, a trade is made. Looking forward to what comes back to me in a month or so.


Kelly said...

This is a wonderful idea. Please let us know how it works out.

Hidaway Farms Shetlands said...

Hi Kelly,

I will definitely do a post with pictures of the results!

Thank you for your interest.

etsybtsy said...

This gray is even prettier in person. I'm going to start spinning right after dinner. I love the look of this color, but I bet the yarn would overdye blue very nicely if you were to try that! Thanks for the opportunity!

Laura C Frazier said...

your spun yarns are just gorgeous!! I love the light tans! I hope you enjoy the SAPGAP as much as I do!!

Hidaway Farms Shetlands said...

Pictures don't do justice to beautiful roving and yarns. They are always better in person. So glad you are excited about our roving.(etsybtsy)

Hi Laura! Thank you so much for telling us about SAPGAP! It is really exciting!! Thank you for the compliments on the yarn! It was hard to send them off. I would love receiving a box full of colorful yarn. I am so looking forward to what Annie and Stacy will send to NC!!

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