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Member sites offer information, advice, or product about handspun yarns made from angora, mohair, wool from unusual sheep breeds, yak, camel, quiviut, alpaca, llama, etc. Suggestions for usage of the yarns offered are routinely provided on these web sites. Knitting and crochet patterns may also be available as well as which projects will best suit which style yarn.
 

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Keepsake Fiber on Facebook - 09/20/2013
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Keepsake Fiber now has a Facebook page.    I figure it is just another way for me to share what I have been up to and encourage interest in my Etsy shop . I've joined several fiber related groups on Facebook. There is a wealth of information out there and new contacts to be made.  One of the groups I've joined is Spin-A-Pound-Get-A-Pound. This is a group that connects spinners with growers. I connected with an alpaca grower who sent me 2nds from both Suri and Huacaya . 2nds are the wool from around the neck and legs. It is perfectly good fiber and was clean.   I am to keep half of the fiber and spin half of it for the grower in whatever way I choose.  Here is what I spun.   This is a variety of yarns, from a 4ply cable featuring 3 different colors, a 3ply with the same three colors, and various 2ply yarns of individual colors. I learned that I really don't want more 2nds in my stash. This yarn is not as soft as prime alpaca fiber.  I think it would make great felted items.... something not worn next to your skin.  I'd like to make felted slippers with what I now have in my stash and perhaps a felted bag too! For my next SAPGAP, I am looking for prepared fibers. 




Anyone out in the Blogger blog community anymore? - 08/18/2013
I have been offline for so long. Picking up some old projects and starting some new ones. Any old knitting/spinning friends online anymore?

Anyone out in the Blogger blog community anymore?




Combed blond mohair locks for doll crafting rooting for sale - 08/03/2013
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Combed blond mohair locks for doll crafting rooting for sale




Off and on the wheel - 07/27/2013
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Off the wheel in the past few months is Chiengora... Collie/Pyr  And, Leonberger/Landseer I wonder what beautiful creations the owners of these dogs will make.  A treasured keepsake for sure.    On the wheel...my very own Chai and Latte Chai and Latte at 7 weeks   My how they have grown...    Chai and Latte at 3 months, 3 weeks   Both bunnies are a hybrid of German, French and English angoras.  Chai is a Chestnut Agouti and Latte is a Tort.  Look at the wonderful color variation...  Chai    Latte  I'm spinning Chai into a very fine single that I will Navajo ply.   Chai singles I will do the same with Latte's wool.  I plan to weave or knit a scarf using the two yarns.  Stay tuned....   

Off and on the wheel




Natural Gray fingering/sports weight sock yarn 100% wool - 07/18/2013
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Beautiful natural gray yarn, double ply, soft, approx. fingering--sport wt., 100 yds. per skein.

Natural Gray fingering/sports weight sock yarn 100% wool




Fancy white mohair rayon sock fingering yarn - 05/26/2013
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Yarn specs: Color: white Fiber Content: strand of fuzzy mohair and strand of fancy krinkly rayon Yardage: 50 Weight: fingering/sport Price: $5.99 per skein, Free shipping to US, Outside US--I will bill you for shipping, calculations based on weight and destination.

Fancy white mohair rayon sock fingering yarn




If you are a fiber person, make a cup of tea, put your feet up and look. at. THI - 05/25/2013
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If you are a fiber person, make a cup of tea, put your feet up and look. at. THIS! Beautiful, beautiful  Treasury including some of my favorite artists in the business. And... us :D 




Like a long, lost friend. - 05/25/2013
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It's still here. The blog. Yay! It's been a big week around here, what with the yard watering, business growing and requiring new decisions... It's scary and exhilarating and, well. Awesome. I know, I know... that word is overused, but it really has been an inspired week. Amongst other things, we started developing new products. See those? Ombre batts and yarn   Available here :) There is another one finished in a white to blue gradient- spun boucle style (from the above batt). What.... else? Oh! We have begun offering what we think is one of the best mini skein buys on the market! They are 100% washable, approximately 75% commercial yarns and 25% hand painted, by yours truly. We have had great reviews thus far and are thrilled to find offer them. Plus it gives me a great excuse to troll ebay looking for yarn, something I find rather mindless and soothing whether we buy or not. Even with our commercial accounts, it's not always easy making available a wide variety of minis for the pound bag, but it is always fun :) We have pretty much moved away from keeping regular studio/store hours for all kinds of reasons, but the biggest is that we're so much more productive this way. That said, I am thinking hard about a once a month class. Maybe. Some day. *scratches head* Damn artists... ;)

Like a long, lost friend.



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