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Sunday, January 17, 2010

What I Made This Week

I've been busy again! I have a Fiber of the Month Club - you can order rovings or batts or both. Each month I create a brand new colorway for my Club members and only they can purchase this colorway. January's colorway is Enchanted - Navy Blue, Mallard Green, Gold and Purple.

Sometimes I coordinate the batt to the roving for members who order both. This month it worked out that I had fibers in my blending stash that coordinated beautifully with the roving I dyed.

I also dyed up a variegated Lincoln lamb fleece in Mermaid colors - Turquoise, Navy, Mallard and Purple. I love how the different colors of the fleece (cream, silver, gray) gave these fibers such lovely hues and shades when they were dyed.

And, I dyed up some kid and yearling mohair locks to be used as doll hair or for spinning. The locks that can be used for doll hair take forever to pick out of the fleece. I wash the fleece, dye it, let it dry on the drying rack and then hand select each individual lock from the fleece and lay them all in the same direction. It may take me almost an hour to hand select a couple of ounces of fiber this way. Whatever is left after I've picked out the nicest locks for doll hair I hand pick and sell for spinning, felting or other fiber art. I dyed up some silver locks and some mahogany locks. These fibers are incredibly soft and have fabulous luster (shine) to them.

And finally I carded up several new custom fiber blend batts for spinning, felting or fiber art. Here's Riot.

And Serenity.

So, that is why I haven't posted anything since Wordless Wednesday. When The Creative Muse finally comes around, I have to take advantage of it and do whatever The Muse moves me to create.


Lin said...

Wow, you have been creative!! Lovely colors--you always get me itching to knit. :)

Anonymous said...

You have been busy! Love the first roving especially! Gorgeous colors.

Pricilla said...

Riot and Serenity...I just love the names.
All are gorgeous!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lin: Thank you! When you decide to start knitting, you know where to find yarns! ;o)

Nancy: Thank you! I love how the January roving came out - even better than I envisioned.

Pricilla: Thank you! Sometimes it gets difficult to think of new and creative names for the fibers - I went with how they made me feel this time.

PJ said...

very pretty! i don't know anything of what you are talking about, but i always love your color combinations.

have a great day...hugz!

jude8753 said...

I sure wish I had a muse, I don't have a creative bone in my body:(.

randomcreative said...

Beautiful! I especially love Riot. :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

PJ - Thank you. Its fiber-speak I guess... You have a great day, too!

Jude - I cannot imagine my life without The Creative Muse... ;o)

Random - Thank you! I love that one, too!

Mountaindreamers said...

I think your fiber would look nice framed on a wall , so colorful xx

OilGirl said...

Your blog is color therapy for me!
Hope all is well with you and yours.

Split Rock Ranch said...

MtnDreamers: Thank you - I have been debating recently about starting to use my fibers and needle felt wall hangings and wall art!

OilGirlJen: Thank you! So glad you enjoy it. All is very well here.

vickie said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL! I wish I could still knit and crochet ... I would be all over this! LOL

Ann said...

You have been busy haven't you. Very pretty, those colors are just wonderful.

Jen said...

They are so pretty.

Regina said... have been a busy busy woman..LOL!!! I love all the colors and see so many ooaks peeking out of some.

I posted a link to your blog in my Santamakers group. Some of them are looking for a place to get fibers for doll hair. I immediately thought of you!!


Split Rock Ranch said...

Vickie: Thank you! Maybe its time to start knitting and crocheting again!

Ann: Thank you!

Jen: Thanks!

Regi: Thank you so much! I'm working on more doll hair but have another custom order on the dye schedule right now so once I've completed that (and another roving for my Roving of the Month Club for a late subscriber) then I'll get back to doing the doll hair. It is so time consuming to hand select the doll hair from the dyed fleeces!

Anonymous said...

Nothing happened to my cat. Haha...sorry, I see how that could have been misunderstood! I was just looking at photos of them when they were kittens and now he's so fat it's just hard to imagine him being little again.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Nancy: Thank you for letting me know. I was freaking out thinking something had happened to him!