Making hand made contemporary yarns can be a journey. From the dye pots, through to the spinning wheel and onto the needles...it can bring amazing highs...and then occasionally a sigh with your palm smooshed on your forehead. You can endure the dye stained hands,(which we all must avoid...very poisonous), the spotted kitchen benches, the wheel inexplicably losing it's mojo leaving you begging and cursing, and the well meaning octogenarian traditional spinner gently assuring you that one day you will be able to spin the perfectly uniformed and balanced 8 ply **;)**
(pictured: Sheepychic's Quality Assurance Manager giving Lillibet's rovings a going over....)
Yes you can endure that because the personal pay off is amazing...when your hands are cradling something like this gorgeous hank...It's Sheepychic "Lillibet the 2nd." spun to order for Melissa. It'll be hard to send this off, though Melissa...hehe...I can see myself running after the postie truck yelling "Nooooooooooooooooooooo ....Lillibeettttt...commmee baackkkkk" hehe!!!
Lillibet the 2nd. is a great example of the unique nature of each and every handmade yarn. I have followed the same dye methods and spinning techniques exactly...leaving a beautiful (yes) but slightly different yarn. (She was just so lovely to spin...the wheel even sounded nice!) I can make larger identical lots quite happily, but they all have to be dyed and spun at the one order....
Thanks for logging into Sheepychic bloggings...but just before I go..I want to take a minute to thank the Melissa's of this world who take the time to look up some small fibre art operators like Sheepychic and countless others when purchasing some yarn for your winter goodies...your support is so appreciated...
All the very best, Ruth...xoxoox
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