Yesterday I mentioned that I had ordered some spinning fiber from Etsy. I also talked to a lady at Paradise Fiber and ordered some that she recommended too. Those people there are so nice and helpful and she encouraged me to call back with questions about spinning and fiber.
This is fiber that I had previously ordered from Etsy and it arrived yesterday. All are combed top roving. Some fibers are more difficult to spin than others so I’ll probably stick with the merino til I’m comfortable enough to move on to the silk blend.
The one on the left is a blend of merino and mulberry silk and, obviously, it’s dyed. The one in the middle is undyed Corriedale. The one on the right is undyed gray merino.
I have a decent sized tote (just one!) of spinning fiber and I know it’s here, in the sea of boxes in the sewing room but there’s no telling how deeply it’s buried in there.
These two bags were with my spinning supplies that got packed with the spinning wheel parts/supplies. I don’t even know what type fiber they are – didn’t open the bags.
I was thinking I’d get a big basket to sit in the corner and keep the fiber in it that I’m currently working on or planning to work on next. Then I remembered Boots and I’m thinking he might have a grand time with my fiber so I probably need a basket with a cat proof lid. Even if he didn’t play with it, he’d probably love sleeping in the middle of it but I guess cat fur is good for spinning too. I can hardly wait to get Boots here and get him used to the place and be able to have him around all the time.
Boots had a cat tree in the sewing room and a few years ago, it broke. Since we never get rid of anything, Vince got it out and fixed it and put some stacks of boxes in the sewing room since the entire room is empty now and Boots was probably feeling a bit insecure. I think he’ll be happy to get back to his familiar stuff in the sewing room and since it has the windows with the wide windowsills, he will probably hardly notice that anything is different. 🙂