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There was a small, spring-like update last night and there is still a bit left this morning! Website is www.sarastexturecrafts.com #handdyed #indie #yarn #knitting #crochet #crafts #weaving #sarastexturecrafts #sparkle #sock (at www.sarastexturecrafts.com)

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.

You can find this here at www.SarasTextureCrafts.com

fashionfaves:

Holly Rose by Nicole Bentley

I have a feeling this Winter might be all about chunky knits and slouchy hats 😊

(via knitdreams)

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!

Sara x
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Do you remember me posting about Wendy’s beautiful Lace Spinning? Well here is teh finished yarn knit up in a beautiful lace knit called Miss You Nights by Anniken Allis.

I’m really in awe of how this has come out… wow Wendy, well done.

Sara x
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Tour De Fleece Special Discount and Competition 2013!

Just a quick update to let you know that I have opened a competition for any Ravelry members who…

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Just a quick update to let you know that I have opened a competition for any Ravelry members who want to compete with me in the Tour de Fleece this year… when I say ‘compete’, I mean a friendly spin-along!

The Tour de Fleeceis a friendly spin-along held on Ravelryeach year. It follows the Tour de France bike race, with the idea that as they ride, we spin; covering yardage, as they cover mileage. There are various groups and prizes you can be involved in, with the simplest premise that we spin, socialize and generally enjoy almost a full month at our beloved wheels and spindles.

Join the SAL/KAL at

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/saras-texture-crafts/2561967/1-25

 

My SAL KAL will be an unofficial Tour de Fleece Team this year, in that you enter your work on this thread only. As this is unofficial, I’m not expecting anyone to register with the official tour-de-fleeceRavelrygroup. Although if you do want to play on other teams you can enter the same work here and over there, as long as their teams allow it (see their group for rules and team sign ups)… I just want us to spin, chat and create finished projects… most importantly to have fun and share ideas.

So the SAL KAL details;

1)    Spin along will start JUNE 29th and finish JULY 21st 2013. You can spin any fibre, fleece, batt, top, or roving you have in your stash from Sara’s Texture Crafts, or another company/farm (you may mention them in the thread).

2)    Create your item - knit, crochet, weave starting 22nd JULY and finishes 31st AUGUST 2013.

What’s up for grabs;

1)    A 10% discount (one use per person) at www.sarastexturecrafts.comby adding the discount code: TourdeFleece2013at the checkout. This is a case sensitive code, so please type it in correctly, as it cannot be redeemed after payment is made!Discounts are open from the 26th of June to the 21st of July 2013. This is not to be used in conjunction with any other coupon code.

2)    Prizes – From Sara’s Texture Crafts a 100g bag of natural fleece (your pick from stock), one set of Rosy Retro stitch markers and some carded fibre prepared by Troldefoder. These will be given to separate winners.

In order to qualify for prizes;

1)    To enter for the prize you must be a member of my group on Ravelry (free and fabulous!) http://www.ravelry.com/groups/saras-texture-crafts

2)    Post pictures of your work as you go and generally join in the discussion to meet and craft-along with us.

3)    Each member will receive one entry in to the prize drawing for posting pictures of their finished work. However, if you spin and submit pictures of spinning with fibre from Sara’s Texture Crafts you will get a second entry.

4)    I will announce the winner on the 1st ofSeptember 2013.

I hope you will join in with us,

Sara x

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Easy Hand Spun Bag PDF Pattern

Easy Hand Spun Bag PDF Pattern

This is a basic recipe pattern for a felted bag. The idea is that…

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SUPERWASH High Twist Sock Yarn 100g
	Semi Solids are in stock!Content: 80% Superwash BFL, 20% Nylon high twist
	Weight: Sock/4ply
	Yardage: 365m/399.1y
	Don’t forget they are not just for socks, but are great for all knit, crochet and even weaving projects too!
	Sara x
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SUPERWASH High Twist Sock Yarn 100g

Semi Solids are in stock!

Content: 80% Superwash BFL, 20% Nylon high twist
Weight: Sock/4ply
Yardage: 365m/399.1y

Don’t forget they are not just for socks, but are great for all knit, crochet and even weaving projects too!

Sara x
Website: www.SarasTextureCrafts.com
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The Right Kind of Post Day
	After yesterday’s chaos… a car hit the front of the house… don’t worry we are all ok and waiting for teh insurance agancies to come out… nothing too major fortunately… anyhoo, after that chaos I was grateful today when one of my recent yarn orders showed up witha pattern book. This means I can settle down and plan some new knits.

	Hope you are having a wonderful day where ever you are?

	Sara x
	Website: www.SarasTextureCrafts.com
	Feel free to Join our newsletter and/or Facebook page for updates on new stock.

The Right Kind of Post Day

After yesterday’s chaos… a car hit the front of the house… don’t worry we are all ok and waiting for teh insurance agancies to come out… nothing too major fortunately… anyhoo, after that chaos I was grateful today when one of my recent yarn orders showed up witha pattern book. This means I can settle down and plan some new knits.

Hope you are having a wonderful day where ever you are?

Sara x
Website: www.SarasTextureCrafts.com
Feel free to Join our newsletter and/or Facebook page for updates on new stock.