Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sweet Pea Fibers

After getting my Phat Fiber box, I wanted to support some of the artists, so I placed a couple of orders. My first one arrived today from Sweet Pea Fibers. I ordered a "What Would You Make" fiber sampler. It's six bundles of fiber, each about 1/2 oz or so.

What would I make? Good question. Some of this is so pretty, I'd rather roll around on it than spin it. They're nice sized bundles and should give me a decent feel for how the different fibers and preps behave. I'm really glad I ordered this.

Hand-dyed Blue-faced Leicester, Merino and cultivated silk in soft blues and greens, with a touch of yellow. This is one of my favorites because the colors are so clear.

Hand-dyed 80% merino, 20% tussah silk in a pretty chartreuse/lettuce semi-solid. The photo really doesn't capture the color accurately. It's very soft and smooshy.

Hand-dyed merino top in brown, purple-pink and mixed greens.

Hand-dyed Targhee combed top in deep blues, brown and orange.

Mixed wool, cultivated silk, sari silk, angelina and firestar. This is a puff of pinks, salmon, orange, yellow and white that is difficult to photograph accurately. It's full of little sari silk threads and should make an interesting textured yarn once spun up.

Mixed wool, mohair, firestar and angelina in a scrumptious blend of pinks, pale blues, purple, teal and red. It has shiny gold and burgundy firestar mixed through it and it's my favorite of the bunch.

There was also a little bonus batt of hand-dyed wool, tussah silk, nylon sparkle and angelina in very bright pinks and golds with a tiny shot of teal.

I'm oiling up my wheel tonight and hopefully will be able to get some spinning done. Now that I have a plethora of fiber to play with, I plan to enjoy myself and get some good practice in.


  1. how much yarn do you get from each bundle? I am curious - they seem so tiny! I'd be afraid of having a foot or two of yarn and not knowing what to do with it.

  2. I'm glad you're enjoying your squishfest! By the way, can you stop by and take some pictures of yarn for me;)