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Friday, October 15, 2010

Fresh off the spinning wheel - Maerchengarten

I just recently finished spinning this beautiful Falkland roving called Maerchengarten, which is German for fairy tale garden. The colors are so gorgeous - forest green, earthy brown and petal pinks with a hint of gold throughout. I Navajo plied this yarn to retain the beautiful colors. Here is how the roving looked before I started spinning it.

And here is the finished yarn.
This yarn is 342 yards of DK weight and weighs 4.3 ounces. Falkland is soft and squishy and is a very "green" fiber. The listing in my Etsy store can be found here.

9 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, what a lovely color palette! Simply gorgeous. Great name too, that really captures it.

Pricilla said...

Gorgeous...and the name is perfect.

Ann said...

I just love the colors and the name.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Thank you everyone. I didn't dye the roving. I should probably edit the post to add Cloudlover69 as the talented fiber artist who dyed the roving.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous fall colors. Love how the pinks fit right in. Someone who knows how sure could make a nice sweater with this!

Lin said...

Ooooh, I'd LOVE to make something with that!!

Duni said...

These colours are gorgeous! Love!

Mountain Woman said...

It's beautiful. I had the chance today to wear the hat you made. Not only is it really beautiful, it is so warm. I actually couldn't believe how warm and toasty it was. Perfect for our winters.

Inspiration By Karen Needle Felted Sculptures of Dogs, Cats, Birds, Wildlife, Portraits, Paintings said...

Beautiful Brenda! I would love this color fiber, it has all of the shades that I am in need of for my wool portraits and sculptures!