Mi oh Mia!

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Gulf Coast Native Mia – hogget – 150yd

This is a special treat. GCN Mia’s hogget fleece. Oh my. I’ve been doing some custom spinning with her. Have half a fleece left to spin. WHOO HOOO!

Thinkin’ of Rosie

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GCN Rosie Lumpkin 4.1lb

Thanks to the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ’em to Save ’em project, I’ve been able to share a lot of Gulf Coast Native loveliness with people all over the country.

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Raymond & Rosie after the death of their Brother Bing

This was taken in 2013. Rosie is a very maternal sheep. Here she’s hangin’ with her cousin Raymond.  And the orb.

Finding yarn as I unfleece the studio!

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Top-Bottom: Gulf Coast Native yarns- Bulky Indigo dyed, Aran wt acid dyed, Fingering wt acid dyed

Yes, this Livestock Conservancy project has me clearing out the big ol bags of Gulf Coast Native fleece. And lo! What’s this? What’s that? The occasional basket of yarn! I’ve been spinning yarn like a bevis for some of the knitters participating in Shave ’em to Save ’em. But, somebody just might like these prespun yarns, eh?

Marathon

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Not the Boston Marathon Here – Happy Patriots’ Day!

No, this is 2 skeins of few marathon orders of plain vanilla Gulf Coast Native. You’re looking at 4.2 oz/ 206 yd of right off the wheel yarn. On its way to the Midwest in a little while. Cheers!

Makin’ yarn on a windy day

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Natural/Naturally Dyed Gulf Coast Native

  • T-B – pokeberry stems fine singles s-spun on spindle
  • Kentucky bluestem med singles s-spun on spindle
  • crape myrtle med singles s-spun
  • marigold chunky 2-ply s/z
  • 2-ply – one ply sumac one natural s/z
  • Spanish moss chunky 2ply s/z in grease
  • GCNI *Amber* 2-ply spindlespun s/z

Otherwise, this windful day is keeping me in spinning some Ticker wool for SE2SE.