Friday, August 3, 2012

Guess what I took home...

... Blue Texel wool!

I went to a party yesterday that happened to be at a sheep farm.
Blue Texel is known for its blue shine in the wool. I think it is gorgeous! And quite clean already too.
I have a special project in mind for this..

The thing I love about spinning is that I get to work with a raw material - straight from the sheep. (Or washed and cleaned a little..) It hasn't been to any factory or store. I clean it, card it and turn it into yarn. A pure product.
And then I turn it into.. ... (you'll see)


Amber said...

I like how you describe why you like spinning. It makes me want to try it out. Also, I wish I got to go to parties at sheep farms!

Dorien Ruben said...

If you would like to try it, go ahead! :) It is very calming, once you got the hang of it. A spindle is a little more difficult than spinning on a wheel, but ideal if you are just trying: it doesn't take up a lot of space. Or maybe there is someone near who can teach you?