By the way, I jinxed Westinghouse! I apologise profusely dear Westinghouse and to all the employees of Westinghouse in Orange, NSW. The day after I announced on my blog that my next fridge was going to be a Westinghouse, because it was made in Australia amongst other things…the owners stated that the Westinghouse Orange production plant was going to shut down in two years…..scary but true…so, there goes the only fridge production plant left in Australia! Sad sad sad….I hope somewhere along the line in the very nearby future some politicians and big companies will see the light and acknowledge the importance of having some kind of production left in Australia instead of succumbing to the international motto of big business and politics these days that states that Greed is Good…..All the more reason to support small businesses that try and live life sustainably and tread light on the earth. Every small step helps and makes the journey successful in the end. We just have to stick with it and stay stubbornly positive and creative.
I clipped almost all of our angora bunnies last week as well, except for the gold caramel coloured ones, they will get their haircut next week! Ready to be spun into some gorgeous fluffy yarn !
I love spinning and dyeing. It is amazingly soothing and relaxing and in the case of some custom orders, it takes you out of your comfort zone completely. It is taxing and can be a bit scary, but it is so worth it. Doing custom orders can be a bit scary. You never really are a 100% sure if the customer exactly knows what they want or if they do, use the same language to explain what they really want. So, I ask a lot of questions just to make sure we are on the same wave length, because let’s face it, my “lavender”may not be your sense of a lavender colour or better still “just dye me up some greens” is not quite enough …you have no idea how many greens there are! Hundreds and hundreds , so I ask for photos, explanations and best of all so called Pantone references, the standardised library of colours. So if you ask me “I want my yarn to be pantone colour nr 228 HC” , I have a reference point of exactly what you mean and will try to match it as best as I possibly can. Want to try it out? Here’s the link: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/colorfinder.aspx
Vampire Tops, Three new colourways of my Fairytale blend to entice you and last but not least; my NEW CAMELBUNNY SILK blend !!!! Camelbunny silk is amazing to spin on your support spindle..well...very nice and easy to spin on your drop spindle or wheel as well ofcourse. The silky shines is magical and the baby camel combined thoroughly with angora bunny is an absolute dream to work with.
Have fun with this weeks update and don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this weeks blog. Have fun !!!
hand spun made with only 50grams of camelbunny silk top
There is only a limited supply of this super special blend so snaffle fast !
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