Wednesday, 26 October 2016

My Latest Hand Spinning Project

Just thought I would share my latest hand spinning project. It's called Sunset and is a 70/30 blend of Merino Wool and Nylon. I first hand painted the wool top in shades of black, purple, red, yellow and orange. It was inspired by a photograph I took of one of our beautiful Cornish sunsets.

Sunset resting on the yarn winder
Sunset being handspun on my Ashford e-spinner

Monday, 24 October 2016

Handspun Yarns Made in Cornwall

I have just updated my Etsy shop with some lovely new handspun yarns. I am still offering 10% off your first order with this coupon code: WELCOME

All my handspun yarns are made by yours truly in my little home studio in Cornwall. Most of my yarns are one of a kind (OOAK) and once they are gone they are gone!

If you would like more of a particular fibre type or colour I am always happy to work on custom orders. Please email: sarah@artyfibres.com

Copper Twist - 200 grams - www.artyfibres.etsy.com

Waters Edge - 100 grams - www.artyfibres.etsy.com

Bluefaced Leicester & Silk - 100 grams - www.artyfibres.etsy.com
Berry Crush - 100 grams - www.artyfibres.etsy.com

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

My Spinzilla 2016 Yardage

Spinzilla is over for another year and teams and individuals are busy submitting their yardage. I managed to spin 3,988 yards of some gorgeous hand dyed and natural fibres. It's not as much as last year as at the beginning of the week I picked up a nasty tummy bug, which nearly wiped me out for the entire week! Luckily it started to subside by the end of the week and I managed to get a bit more spinning done.

It was great fun to take part again (despite the tummy bug) and my favourite spot for spinning was the Poldark mines at Botallack, Cornwall. I'm a big Poldark fan so it was fantastic to visit one of the spots where they film, we don't live that far away either!

All the yarns I handspun for Spinzilla 2016
Me spinning at Botallack mines, Cornwall