Busy getting ready for Fibrefest. Shearer's Girl Yarns will be in Marquee 2, stand D2, do come and say hello! I'm excited to announce I will have copies of YarnMaker magazine available at Fibrefest, including the current edition with my article 'Dirt, Sweat and Grunting' about how I first learned sheep shearing. Must press on. Lots to do!
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
Do you ever have a moody Monday? This picture of a well proportioned Texel ram says exactly how I feel today.
If you are wondering why this ram is yellow, that's not his natural colour, it's a temporary dye used on show sheep. This fine fellow was at the Kent County Show.
How's your Monday going?
Monday, 8 August 2011
Today I'm going to give you a sneak preview of the yarns which will be in the shop soon. In my last post I explained the origin of the yarn. I have left some of the yarns in their natural colour and dyed others with acid dyes. I am also busy dyeing some skeins with natural dyes. Here are a couple of the acid dyed colourways: