Lambswool au naturel and a batt of Gulf Coast Native dyed with sandalwood
Okay okay. It’s spinnin’ time! Caught up on my orders – well, almost – so I am spinnin’ for the love of spinnin’. This is 100% Gulf Coast Native, so will count towards the Shave ’em to Save ’em passport sticker. Ahhh. Is there anything as luxurious as a hogget fleece? She’s being spun in the grease (that’s what’s on the bobbin). Yum.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
Have been rolling a lot of fleece for participants in the “Shave ’em to Save ’em” challenge. This just made me cry. What a beautiful fleece. Four pounds. Four inch staple. Hope his new owner loves him, too.