"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
~George Moore

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Old Kentucky Home Spun

New labels for my line of yarn- My Old Kentucky Home Spun

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Alpaca- I caught the fever

Last Monday I visited Ohio Valley Natural Fibers and brought home over 2lbs of white and brown blended roving- 100 % Alpaca; a new fiber for me. 
50% suri, 50% huacaya 
I have already spun over 1600 yards and am going strong. 
I'm calling this colorway Vanilla Chocolate Swirl

Loom Day

t + 4.5 hours
From around 3 to 5 o'clock this afternoon we moved the loom I purchased into the studio.
A Mira II 4 shaft counterbalance Leclerc Loom
All very exciting

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ohio Valley Natural Fibers

Small Mill

 Yarn Production Machinery

This machine thins out the roving so a twist can put put into it to create yarn

 Machine used to put twist in the yarn

Machine used to put yarn onto cones

Machine that plies yarn

Machine used to skein yarn from the cones

Fiber Supply Store

Mill Spun yarn

Colored Merino

Machine used to card fiber into roving

Some of my white and brown Alpaca getting ready for processing into roving

Sunday, June 3, 2012