Fiber Batts

Today’s fun – making fiber batts for the shop. All merino, and beautifully dyed. I hope you like them.

Restocking Day

Today is a big day in the studio. I just restocked several pounds of undyed merino and corriedale cross top roving for hand-dyed fiber braids, dyed merino for custom blended fiber batts, and undyed prespun sock skeins for hand dying. Now the creative part of the journey begins. I’ll post pictures and links to YouTube…

Having fun making fiber batts this Fourth. A lot of natural, undyed fiber blends. And some predyed merino batts. Look for these in the shop in the very near future.

Merino Fiber Batts

My new drum carder came today and I made a few batts from a merino fleece I’ve had in my stash a few years. These batts are so soft, so beautiful and no neps. A little VM but nothing crazy. I couldn’t be happier! The next step is to spin these up and see how…

Finished BFL/Silk Spin

Finished this BFL/silk spin. Not sure how or when I’ll ply it. I’m in “spin all the things!” mode. Plying will come later. Watch this space to see what’s on the wheel next.

Shop Update

My apologies for not posting sooner. Life, as I’m sure it’s been for everyone, has been hectic. The shop is reopened, up and running. I’m preparing to add custom fiber batts for hand spinners to the shop in the near future as well, which is really where my heart is at. I’ll do better about…

Superwash Wool vs Non-Superwash Wool

Superwash wool and non-superwash wool take dye in very different ways. The picture above is my “Snow Apple” colorway. It’s a myriad of crimson hues in one skein. The bigger DK weight skein on the left is 80% non-superwash merino wool and 20% cashmere. The fingering weight skein on the right is 75% superwash wool…

Fiber Porn

I was sorting the fiber in the shop today while taking new pictures for the site. How lucky am I?

And We’re Live.

You can find new merino spinning fiber and MCN fingering weight one-of-a-kind skeins of new hand-dyed yarn in the shop right now. Please share with me some of the beautiful things you’re making with my yarn. #strawberryhillfiberstudio #strawberryhillfibers #strawberryhillfs

Shop Update is Live

Two new merino 4 oz hand-dyed braids are live in the shop! I have more coming in the next few days so watch this space for updates.

Shop Update 9/12

Tomorrow, Thursday 9/12 I’ll be posting these two beauties in the shop. They’re 4 oz. bumps of merino top hand dyed by me. The first is called SANTA FE and the second is called SWEETHEART. The camera struggled to pic up the turquoise in Santa Fe. I’m going to reshoot it before I post it….

Today’s Dye Fun

This picture doesn’t do these colors justice. Today’s fiber is stunning, especially the blue. I had leftover dye so I used a few skeins MCN to soak it up and ended up with some gorgeous OOAK skeins(They’re stilldry