So everyone is saying now, we need more fibre in our diets. Right. Even though I do agree with this, being a lady who likes to create things, I took that meaning slightly differently and purchased some fibre but in a different kind. I embarked on a monthly box from the little green sheddio. Created by the talented Tracey, working away in her little shead in a quiet town Ystradgynlais.
I’m currently on my second monthly fibre club and just purchased my 3rd eagerly awaiting what surprises are going to fall to my door step soon. These are a few pictures of the things I have created so far.
I was so excited with my first fibre box that I didn’t even get round to taking any pictures of the process just the final make, I spun up all the fibre and made this wonderful shawl. This is a picture of it drying on the line after having a nice warm soak to set the stiches.
Second monthly box I was able to contain my self a little better and managed to gather some more photos of the fibre box and its contents.
Just wonderful lushness in a box! A large range of different fibres.
So I went on to work with the rolag’s first. Picture below shows what formation I spun the rolag’s in. The blend was, blue faced leister, polworth, mulberry silk and banana fibre.
Then the big spin is the middle picture then 3rd picture is after taken off bobbin and caked ready to ply. I wanted to ply it back on its self.
This is the wool plied and on the bobbin.
And to the right is a finished picture after the twist has been set.
The completed measurements are.
length 102.6 meters, 112.2 yards.
WPI. 20 = sock, 3 ply.
I can highly recommend one of the little green sheddios monthly boxes. There are loads of different options and weights on offer. You can treat your self to a one off or sign up monthly.
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Hope you enjoyed this review.