Solitude Wool to Fiber Farmers Market this Saturday
Have you missed us? I’ve missed you all.
We are all looking forward to the other side of the cold front arriving with cooler, dryer weather, especially the sheep! It is getting darker and darker…hope I can get this email out quickly before we lose internet or power.
This Saturday is the Uniquities Fiber Farmers market at the Community Center in Vienna, Virginia from 1 to 5 PM. This is one of our favorite events. We like all the folks at Uniquities, we like to see our local farm friends and boy do we love the air conditioning! Since Uniquities has developed a great spinning community, we will be showcasing spinning fibers: prepared roving of many breeds, all from local sheep. We will also bring some washed fleece (just Romney I think) and some dyed fleece.
We have a few new rovings to introduce this Saturday:
We are also bringing two of our new yarns. One, some undyed preview skeins of a Montadale yarn that we had spun at Bartlettyarns in Maine. It is a true woolen spun yarn; for you spinners, this mill uses a mule spinner that is like a long draw spinning method. Bartlettyarns made a video of it being spun if you want to check it out. This yarn is very light and warm. I think it is the perfect winter hat yarn. Check it out and feel free to suggest colors, I’ll be dyeing it soon.
The other yarn we are introducing is Targhee 2-ply, worsted weight, woolen spun (not quite as woolen as the Montadale though). I’ve started dyeing some of this and I’m feeling inspired to create a color wheel for some bright fun knitting. Back to school! The handpainted colors will help with a little color theory…red plus yellow make orange etc. This yarn is pretty versatile, good for all sorts of things, but seems especially nice for sweaters to me. Ohh, can hardly wait for sweater weather!
Look for several batches that we have on clearance sale at 20% off: Shropshire baby yarn and Leicester Longwool and Border Leicester nature dyed.
Hope to see you Saturday!!