Monday, April 7, 2008

Exploring the Down Wools: Clun Forest Sample Two

I only had a small amount of this fiber, so it will make a pair of baby socks or be a socky swatch.

The loveliest thing about it is how it whispers to me during the long draw, the sound of fibers grabbing on to some of their neighbors in the drafting triangle, and saying good-bye to others.

Took dye beautifully, a little rougher than Suffolk, but I spun it thicker to be a bit more cushy, and it has its own endearing fuzziness. Great elasticity.

Both Clun Forest samples were from Kathy at Wool World.

I spun it up in a hurry because I wanted to get to this box......

Babydoll Southdown.....

4 comments:

Carissa said...

It looks so soft and squishy!

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Hey Donna, I am working with some Baby Doll Southdown right now, too. It will be interesting to compare notes...maybe when we get together when Lee is here in Michigan?

by the way, I saw the entire paragraph that Abby wrote about you on her blog - how cool is that?!? Hugs, Cary

fiberjoy said...

Donna, how do you decide where to buy all the various samples from?

Off to check out Abby's post about you. (I'm so woefully behind blogreading again. Just wish I didn't need to sleep at night.)

Beth said...

I keep coming back to look at that spindle. Lovely. What kind is it?