What an embarrassment of riches! I’ve been given three more pounds of wool roving, beautiful stuff all ready to spin, by the art center. The tan roving I will spin up directly into yarn. The white wool and the white mohair I may experiment with some dyeing of the roving. I haven’t done any wool dyeing in a number of years; one of my friends last night told me about a mushroom dyeing workshop that’s coming up nearby. That might be fun to attend. And I’ve always wanted to try ‘painting’ some roving; I ordered a book about that from the library system and will think of trying that.
If that weren’t enough, an old friend who raises llamas (and saw that I was spinning alpaca) offered me some llama fiber from her spring shearing. She sent an email yesterday saying it is on its way. I can’t wait to see it and try spinning it. She sent me photos of ‘Coco’ and ‘Debbie’, the llamas the fiber will be from. As I said at the beginning of this post, what an embarrassment of riches!
UPDATE: Here’s the beautiful fiber from Coco and Debbie. I can’t wait to get started spinning!