Spinning as Meditation

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When I started spindling several years ago in Germany, if you had told me I’d eventually find it relaxing I would have had a good laugh at your face! Switching over to a wheel (or two) completely changed my view of spinning as a form of relaxation. So it probably comes to no surprise that hand dyed spinning fiber would start making its way into the shop. I’ve put up a few braids of super soft 50/50 Merino/Silk. Pictured above is the colorway “Funnel Cake” (because you know I always have to make it about food, especially dessert), and I have some gorgeous purply ones in the shop, too. 

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A few weeks ago my friend, Katie, and I headed up to New Hampshire’s Sheep and Wool festival. You know, because I need more yarn and fiber in my life. While we were there we both snagged some of this great Cormo/Angora (as in wonderful bunny angora) roving from Honeybuns Rabbitry and Apiary.

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Sadly they have no website and just do the local fiber circuit, but they do have an email should you want some of this lovely stuff for yourself: charbees@tds.net. Maybe if you’re lucky they will be a fiber festival near you! I’m almost done with the first two ounce bag, and I have a second bag I plan on spinning up on another bobbin. I’m not a big fan of spinning roving, as you know, but I make an exception when there is either cormo or angora involved. 

Hopefully I’ll finish spinning this stuff up this weekend. There’s still a bunch of lanolin in the wool so I can’t wait to see/feel what it’s like when I set the twist with a good wash. Now to figure out what the heck to do with it!

What are your weekend plans?

 

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