Fibrations 2013 took place at St. Ann's Academy this past weekend and it was so inspiring!
It was hard to choose from all the beautiful fleeces, yarns and rovings, but I managed to limit myself to a few purchases...
Next year I am definitely going to save up before the event because there were some amazing deals to be found. Everyone was so into fibre, I totally geeked out. It was awesome.
Here is my first treasure, which I found at the "Everything Old" booth, a batt of 80/20 Merino/Sik. Emma Galati, the owner of the shop, had some gorgeous colours that just begged to be spun and knitted into something wonderful.
Emma's Etsy Store is www.etsy.com/ca/shop/EverythingOldCrafts. If anyone ever wants to buy me a little spinning fodder, this online shop would be a great place to check out, hint, hint, lol.
Emma was really busy so we only had a moment or two to chat but she has beautiful stuff and she seemed like a pretty awesome chick . She gives her colourways wonderfully creative names, too. This one is "Everfree Forest."
Here is the lusciousness in all its glory, look at those colours! So pretty.
I split the batt down by colour, and then separated each colour into thirds so I could spin 3 separate spindles of yellow/bright green/evergreen/purple/violet/hot pink in sequence to make a 3-ply yarn with the colours lining up. I also wanted to see if my spinning was getting consistent enough to spin 3 spindles with the same yardage. Not quite there yet, but close!
Here is the plied result, which I am quite delighted with. The plys blend together just enough to make the transitions really flow, but line up enough to make the colour really saturated.
It spun up like a dream as well, I am really pleased with the result. I haven't figured out what I want to make with it yet, but I'm sure it will speak up when the right pattern presents itself!
More goodies from Fibrations in upcoming posts.