I am back at my fiber blending board, trying out more fiber mixing!
I am striving to achieve the colors in shells, particular the conch shells like these…
I believe it to be a color match success!
All the colors in the shell, these rolags are wonderful colorways for a future spin.
The end whorls of soft downy ultrafine merino are a lovely woolly confection!
The white base fiber is Ultrafine Merino top, and I swear, it is almost exactly like the suri alpaca that I have, extremely soft & silky!
I like to change fiber texture in the layers, between base fiber and secondary colors, so the salmon & fushcia pinks are a different grade of Merino top, and the shimmering gold is bamboo. Okay, here’s the show!
Main Fiber = Paradise Fibers Ultrafine Merino Top (white); layered between everything.
Secondary Fibers = Paradise Fibers Solid Merino Top; layered thinly, salmon first, then fuscia.
Accent Fiber= Paradise Fibers Bamboo Top (topaz); layered last, in scant stripes.
Two repeats of sequence.
That’s beautiful chookie. I’m looking forward to seeing what work of art you create with it. x
Hi Kelly, thank you so much, and although I didn’t make all but one small batch, I think I’ll make another and go for some mitts. Also I have been considering , do you think there’s a market on Etsy for my simple basic mitts or hats in handspun? I think of you often and send you a big hug! xx
I love the way you blended those colours, it does look like the shell.
Hi Wen! You won’t believe this, but I had already mixed and drafted the fibers off of the board into rolages before I found that photo of the conch shell! What a surprise to find my instincts were color accurate. 🙂
I am beginning to wonder if I might do alright selling my hand-blended, hand-spun, and hand-knit basic Calidez mitts on Etsy… what do you think?
ooo..ooo…ooo! That color makes me want to squeeze it all up. Yummy yummy yummy. Whatchya gonna make? The fishwives shawl?
Thanks you! xx
I think I will just spin it up and keep it around for when I decide later what to make out of it. For now I am intent on practicing the blends more than the spinning.