Saturday, March 16, 2013

IS #15: New Fiber Friends

Happy Saturday! The purpose of this week's inspiration post is primarily to gush about some new spinning fiber, because I'm in love.

This is 8 oz. of Bluefaced Leicester fiber dyed in two gradient colorways to make a Noro-style scarf.

The Noro Scarf - Copyright Brooklyn Tweed
The fiber was dyed by Cheryl, a dyer/spinner I met at the RI Spinner's Guild meeting who happens to live right in my town! She is a co-owner of June Pryce Fiber Arts, and has an Etsy shop with some lovely and reasonably-priced dyed yarns, fiber, and knitting notions.

One braid of the fiber is a monochrome gradient from palest blue to a rich teal.

The other braid proceeds from purple through blue to a bright, spring green. The idea is that you spin each braid into separate chain-plied skeins (to preserve the color sequence) and then you knit the Noro-style scarf, alternating the dark and light sections of each skein for a nice contrast.

The fiber itself is lovely, fluffy, and soft -- one of the benefits to having it dyed to order and not sitting for a while all compressed in a shop. I absolutely cannot wait to start spinning this up! They're hosting a KAL this month in the June Pryce Fiber Arts group on Ravelry, if you're interested in joining along.

Plus, one of the best things about new fiber arriving is the motivation to finish current spinning projects that follows:
Yay for plying!
What's inspired you this week?



  1. That is SUCH a great idea, I never thought of spinning my own yarn for that kind of project. I'm very excited to see the end product (and all the steps along the way!), it is going to be gorgeous! You are such an inspiration!

  2. Such a great idea and lovely wool. I can't wait to see how this goes!

  3. I love those colors, and such a cool idea, a perfect project for handspun.

  4. You and your new wooly friends are lucky to have each other! I think it's the start of a beautiful friendship.


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