wool and mohair

Gradient – hand spun kid mohair and silk

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in cvm~romeldale sheep, patterns, roving~yarn, wool and mohair, yarn | 0 comments

Gradient – hand spun kid mohair and silk

moody blues and gray handspun singles getting ready to become the Shibui Gradient Cowl (pattern here) kid mohair and silk blends in natural silver and white, kettle dyed to stormy Blue Heron and Harbor blues. a relaxing seed stitch pattern using 3 strands of yarn held as one, shifting colors one strand at a time to create a new shade. that is – Gradient. 1600 yards in 4 colors custom spinning requests can be made by contacting winterwind farm at fiber@winterwindfarm.com another Gradient by winterwind farm found here and there. Happy Winter – stay warm and...

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Gyre

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, roving~yarn, wool and mohair, yarn | 2 comments

Gyre

Gyre – a unique lace wrap. knit with Freckles Fingering a Roubaix Wool yarn made from a blend of cvm wool and kid mohair. a sunburst surrounded by honeycomb lace makes the perfect late summer wrap. This clever design is by Bristol Ivy in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 9 Lookbook a lovely cvm-romeldale...

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Fresh Wool

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, fleece, wool and mohair | 2 comments

Fresh Wool

  freshly sheared CVM-Romeldale wool… the breed is so unique there really is nothing like it. the ewes fine to medium wool is dripping with lanolin – the feel is amazing! how many shades of gray? and the moorits – so beautiful – so rare     moorits can be a dark as cinnamon and as light as oatmeal like “May” and white! gorgeous? the contributors! bursting with soon to be arriving lambs these cvm-romeldale ewes are ready to give up their bulky wool coats. fleeces will be for sale on...

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dryer balls

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, misc, wool and mohair | 0 comments

dryer balls

I never really believed in dryer balls…until I tried them. As a natural fabric softener these dryer balls reduce wrinkles, reduce drying time and reduce static. And if you add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a dryer ball, you will have fabulously scented towels and sheets (and laundry room). Handmade from cvm wool, angora wool and mohair (these are kind of designer balls), they are all natural, eco-friendly and affordable. In natural colors of white, gray, brown and charcoal. Or hand dyed in soft pastel colors. add 3-4 balls to your dryer and enjoy! for sale on Etsy...

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Gradient – a beautiful cowl pattern by Shibui

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, wool and mohair, yarn | 2 comments

Gradient – a beautiful cowl pattern by Shibui

it’s Done! and it’s Pretty! and  it’s Brilliantly simple to make and I will need to make this AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN! the Gradient Cowl by Shibui using handspun lace weight singles spun from kid mohair and...

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Landfall

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, roving, roving~yarn, wool and mohair | 4 comments

Landfall

    Landfall by Veronik Avery found in Brooklyn Tweed winter 14   again, I had this tub of pin-drafted roving… it was calling to me “spin this you are going to love it!” however, I also loved the Landfall sweater and this roving would make perfect yarn for that garment… now I could spin 2600 yards but I wanted to wear this sweater before I turned another year older so I boxed it up and sent it back to the mill to be spun into a 2-ply worsted weight super delicious yarn! it’s 80% cvm wool with 20% gorgeous charcoal kid mohair and if you love it too soon there will be a fresh batch back from the mill and for sale on Etsy There...

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