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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I've been busy!

The creative Muse has finally popped in to Split Rock Ranch! Yesterday I carded up these beautiful soft batts using uber soft merino and bamboo fibers. I named this blend Rose Garden. The batts are available for sale in my etsy store. I made the two batts so I could see how they turned out and I can make 2 or 3 additional batts with the fiber I have left in my stash.

Limited Edition Custom Fiber Blend

ROSE GARDEN

This beautiful soft blend reminds me of a rose garden. Soft pastels = Dainty, delicate and feminine. This Limited Edition Custom Fiber Blend combines soft merino wool roving and custom dyed bamboo in soft shades of peach, cream, pink, minty green, blue, yellow and rose to create this gorgeous blend. Gently blended on our drum carder using a technique we have perfected to assure good color separation.

Next to the skin soft and would be perfect for spinning yarn for making something for baby! Want yarn from this but you don't spin? I offer spinning services, as well. Please convo me for pricing and additional information.

2.0 oz in one beautiful lofty ultra-soft batt.

Fiber Content:

Merino wool 75%
Bamboo 25%

Fast Facts about Bamboo

Bamboo is an environmentally friendly fiber.
Bamboo plants are fast growing - they have been known to grow over 3 feet overnight.
Bamboo has a unique anti-bacteria agent and this agent has been shown to last for many washings.
Bamboo is naturally pest resistant and can be grown without the need for pesticides.
Due to the fiber structure of bamboo with it's micro-holes, it can absorb and evaporate sweat from human skin in a fraction of a second.
And, to add to the appeal, bamboo has the sheen, weight and drape of silk. Bamboo is more alkaline tolerant than silk and is not harmed by the aluminum in antiperspirants like silk is.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

I love the softness of these colors, very nice.

Ann said...

Love the colors. Cool facts about bamboo, I had no idea

Daisy said...

What lovely colors! I, too, had no idea you could make fiber from bamboo. Cool!

Theresa said...

Those colors are so pretty. You make me want to take up crochet again.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

What a beautiful color and it sounds luxuriously soft :)

Mrs Mecomber said...

Such beautiful fiber! Is it relatively durable? I didn't know that about bamboo.. sheesh, we can eat it, wear it, make furniture and flooring out of it!

Rebecca
FreakyFrugalite.com

Nancy said...

Wow, you have been busy! It's soft and lovely. Can you send the creativity bug my way next? I haven't been feeling very inspired lately.

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful and so interesting that it's from bamboo! Reminds me of cotton candy!

Sinclair said...

Those are beautiful! I really love the soft inspiration they exude.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Beautiful, gorgeous colors! Never knew bamboo could be made into fiber. Very interesting, and it sounds like a great fiber to mix with your Merino wool.

storybeader said...

such a good idea to sell the actual fiber! I'm sure it will be a hit! {:-D

PJ said...

the colors are gorgeous, and the bamboo information is very informative. i never would have thought that you could wear bamboo.