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Last Chance to Grab a Spot for Fibre Club 4!

I only have luxury club spots left in this final week of sales. Please grab your spot before they are gone at www.sarastexturecrafts.com

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Hand Dyed Wensleydale and Gotland in Store Now!

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Uploaded on 17 Jul 2011 – Learn to spin on an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel.

Ashford always make good videos of their products and have some really great books too.

Sara x

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The Vendéen breed comes from Vendee in France originally, although this fleece is from a flock here in Devon. It is thought that the breed has a link to sheep lines from as early as the Spanish Armadas and so implies that there is possibly a hint of Spanish Merino about the breed… certainly the fleece is dense and fine.

In recent centuries the breed has been very much a meat producing animal (it has very lean meat) and has become popular among French farmers and now some British farmers for this very reason. The fleece however is lovely to spin and has a shorter staple of about 5-7cm.

Staple length 5-7cm

Bradford count 50-60, micron 33-23.

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I will be in the main hall with a selection of fibre and yarn stash!

If you want to place an order to pick up at the show please pay for these at least 1 week before, so that I have time to prepare it. Thank you.

When
Sat 27 Jul – Sun 28 Jul 2013
Where
Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedford (map)

Sara x

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Violet spinning fiber on a fully functional glass spinning wheel. The wheel is a kinetic sculpture made from hand-blown and hot-sculpted…

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Breed as meat sheep orginating in Yorkshire in the 19th century by crossing Leicester Longwool with Teeswater, the Wensleydale has fast become a popular longwool breed. With it’s darker face and bigger build the sheep produces some wonderful lustrous curls.

Wensleydale fleece is ideal for yarn and felt blending and hand dyeing. It has so many wonderful curls across the length of the fibre that you can create some really stunning crimp and slub effects.

Count: 30-33 micron/Bradford 50-54, Staple: 8-12cm

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The lovely Tabs of RosyRetro has been handspinning for the Holden Shawlette by Mindy Wilkes recently. I’m really please to share with you that she chose my BFL tops in hand dyed colour Dartmoor. Here it is, didn’t it come up lovely?!

I think I definately need to add this Ravelry project to my queue!

Sara x
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The lovely MiaParanoia on Ravelry recently spun up some of my Merino After the Storm… Isn’t it wonderfully consistant spinning? Currently on maternity leave (congratulations xx) Mia is absent from her beloved wheel, but I know when she is back she will be making lots more yarn to sell… so keep an eye out!

Thank you for sharing!

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In this episode I discuss what’s been happening this month and what’s happening next month on the website. The episode is up and show notes can be found at www.dreaminginfibre.blogspot.com

You can also find this on YouTube, Blip.tv and iTunes.

Sara x

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In this episode I discuss what’s been happening this month and what’s happening next month on the website. The episode is up and show notes can be found at www.dreaminginfibre.blogspot.com

You can also find this on YouTube, Blip.tv and iTunes.

Sara x
www.sarastexturecrafts.com