Spinning Seaweed

By | September 27, 2010

I’ll admit it – the stranger the substance, the more likely I am to spin it. I have both some milk fibre and some banana fibre in my stash, and they are waiting not so patiently to go onto the wheel, but a recent trip to visit John and Alan at The Fibre Garden in Jordan pushed them right down to the bottom of the pile.

By the way, here is a virtual tour of The Fibre Garden – I’m sure you can see why I love it so much! If you’re ever in the Niagara Region, stop by and tell them I sent you!

I was on vacation when I was there, and everyone knows that vacation yarn/fibre doesn’t count as stash.

I may have bought some of John’s fun yarn for the middle of winter:

And some “mixed protein” fibre (bought because it looked like Keziah’s dog Ky:

Waterloo Wools had a wonderful display at the shop and one of thebeauties that caught my eye was a braid of superwash Merino and Seacell.Seacell is made up of ground up seaweed which is mixed with other stuff to make yarn. Much more technical description here

And they had the most amazing Superwash/Seacell fibre. I’d love to get myhands on more of this!

Which became this:

and ended up as this:

18wpi
370 yards

It is a very good thing that I don’t live closer to the shop. Otherwise I’d have no paycheck!

3 thoughts on “Spinning Seaweed

  1. StitchyAlli

    Gorgeous spinning as always Sheri – you continue to inspire me!

  2. Keziah

    I do live near the shop and have to pace myself. I don’t spin as often or as well as you do so it’s a tad easier for me to stay away. That said, I’m going this weekend. What do you want? 😀

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