Finished the shiny mixed rolags, all wound off into a skein ready for washing.
I love how it looks, and first impression is that it's softer to touch than both the previous two skeins, even though it clearly has plenty of twist in it!
I'm very keen to see how it comes up with some dye, as I read somewhere the North Ronaldsay dyes well, but I think the silk probably won't...? And no idea about angora or yak!
Last photo is a comparison with the 100% North Ronaldsay skein.
Not sure if I should split these two samples and dye half each, or if that would be too small a sample and I should spin up another of each to keep as the natural colour?
More experiments with the North Ronaldsay wool from @handcrafted_gifts
Spun some straight from the roving and then I've made up a few little rolags blended with white silk/yak (from Handcrafted Gifts), a little of the Sea Sheep Adventure from @ixchelbunny (also featuring North Ronaldsay) and a scattering of throwster silk.
I love how bright and lustrous these are now.
Planning to dye some with natural dyes at the upcoming EGW&CG workshop as another layer of experimenting.
***Episode 15 Catching Up*** is live! And since the last episode was the end of April there’s a lot to catch up on both with my making & Dorset Buttons 🐸 Includes a catch up with Yasmin from @island_at_the_edge who is now the owner of this beautiful North Ronaldsay. We find out what’s been happening on the Croft, products in the shop & hear about forthcoming projects. 🐑🐸
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Me: "Matthew, you haven't bought me anything for my birthday have you?" Matthew: "No, why?" Noting the package that has just arrived.
Me: "Because you bought me birthday wool." * *slinks off to sip tea and inhale the ultimate sheepyness that is North Ronaldsay wool from A Yarn from North Ronaldsay.
Swipe to see the lovely note about the Post Office and fog - love this!
Last year I bought yarn from Shilasdair on the Isle of Skye and wool from #birlinnyarncompany
from the Isle of Berneray. I think that I have inadvertently created a 'thing' whereby every birthday means a jumper quantity of yarn from an island somewhere. So far it has all been Scottish but next year I have my eye on some @janistarcroft Nash Island Tide, which comes from Maine.
at about 10:30 last night, the sun set over the Seal Skerries
soon after (in the sky opposite), the shadow cast by the earth, showed up as a low blue band in the evening haze