JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,
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A most excellent haul! All local!

Many many indie vendors and a sensory overload of fibres and colours! As some of them now have well established online businesses or else are stocked in local yarn shops (so they're easily available) I decided to restrict my buying to those other smaller/newer vendors I'd not seen before.

Two handspuns up top: a gigantic (a whopping 690 yards!) worsted weight dyed and spun by Fibre Goddess called Savannah. 100% Falkland Wool. It's colours really vary depending on light source; here on my desk under "daylight" bulbs it looks to be tans/greys/mustards but by a window in real daylight it's coppers/silvers/bronzes. Next to it is a skein from Morengo Wool, 130 metres of 70% Mohair/30% Corriedale Wool dyed with turmeric! Looks as if it may also be a worsted (on average, that is, as it's a thick'n'thin yarn). Persists in photographing orangish in the group shots but it's really a vivid pure yellow (solo photo below is a bit closer to true colour).
Below are yarns from local dyers (and a local spinnery): a Ridley Sock gradient set by Sea Turtle Fiber Arts in "Dark Rainbow" colourway (fingering weight, 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon) plus two skeins of their Riptide Sport (sport weight of course, 70% Superwash Merino/15% Nylon/15% Cashmere) in "Dark Side of the Moon" colourway; two skeins of Vivid Yarn Studio Yak Sock (fingering weight, 70% Superwash Merino/20% Yak/10% Nylon) in "Concrete Jungle" colourway; and, from the Alberta Yarn Project's booth, two skeins of Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner Yarns 2-ply (worsted weight again, 100% Wool) in a forest green colourway with the exciting official name "color #110"

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