Locally sourced fleeces from small farms, processed into traditional styles of yarn in small mills, dyed with natural plant dyes.
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The mountain of indigo dyed gansey yarn continues to grow (time to start tagging). #cordovaganseyproject #naturalindigo #localfleece #gansey #ganseyyarn #newenglandyarn
@fibertrektv invited me to share #widn - in between the indigo dips of in-process dye lots I am trying to bring order to the finished yarn. Once the skeins are dry I still need to remove the dye ties, twist them into neat little bundles, and add the hang tags before they are ready to head out the door. All of this yarn (and much much more) is bound for the #cordovaganseyproject .
Package from @botanicalcolors just arrived. It's all indigo all the time around here for now (because of the #cordovaganseyproject ) but look what I'll be playing with come April. So excited! #naturaldyes
In which the dining room is taken over by yarn drying racks. #cordovaganseyproject #traditionalknitting #naturalindigo #naturaldyes #localfleece
Grad Student Fair Isle Sweater Vest of Awesome (aka @katedaviesdesigns #machrihanish ) is finished and off to class! I loved everything about this pattern. #fairisleknitting #knittersofinstagram #traditionalknitting
First two lots of Gansey yarn spun from Straw's Farm Island Sheep, one dip in natural indigo each. The color on the left is so rare for me to get that I may leave it, but the batch on the right is bound for many more dips in the vat until it hits dark navy. #cordovaganseyproject #naturaldyes #naturalindigo #newenglandyarn #localfleece #islandwool
In my head this ribbon was going to be perfect and flat. I'm putting it down and taking the dog for a walk. #epistrophy #knittingfrustrations #knittersofinstagram
Inter-library loan is magic. I will be buying this book as soon as my book budget allows, but thanks to the magic of libraries I can start learning about a new-to-me style of knitting without having to wait that long. I am a little late to the #fringeandfriendskal2015 (given that it's now 2016) but better late than never..... #ilovelibraries #knittersofinstagram #traditionalknitting
The first of my Gansey yarn spun from the fleece of Straw's Farm Island Sheep just arrived back from @Stonehedgefibermill !! I can't wait to get dyeing! @thenetloft #newenglandyarn #naturaldyes #cordovaganseyproject
Taking a break from organizing my yarn room to give my #epistrophy a quick steam blocking and admire these great buttons from @fringesupplyco . Really pleased with how it's coming out. Yarn is my DK weight Bluefaced Leicester in Aspen and Tongas. #localfleece #naturaldyes #newenglandyarn #soulfullstash #knittersofinstagram