River's Edge Billie Jean and Walking Stick (more green in real life)
River's Edge River Wide (more green in life) and Grand Canyon
River's Edge Stone Path (this photo is totally off colour - it actually has a lot more green and grey in it than shows here)
River's Edge Winterhaven Dark (shows more rose) and Blueberry Grape
River's Edge Olivine and Peachie Keen
River's Edge Winterhaven Light and Mountain Mist (Mountain Mist is more green and less turqouise than shows here)
In spite of heavy overcast and not using a flash, all of these photos are showing much more pale than the fibre is in life.
There is also one braid of a dark purple/blue - I took one of the two braids to try spinning so I could see how it was to work with.
The first 6 photos are a merino/silk, the last photo is of the 3 Polworth braids I have.
An email from Carol this morning informs me that she is bringing back a fine merino, silk, banana and Tencel blend. Since I've not heard of banana fibre before, I'm assuming it is regenerated cellulose but will check with her on that.
One of the reasons I was interested in Jacey Bogg's class was that it was about core spinning. She pointed out that core spinning was a great way to work with these hand painted tops because you get the majority of the fibre on the surface of the yarn.
Now I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new Joy wheel so that I can experiment with the technique!
If you are in the Lower Mainland area (or Seattle?) Doug and I will be at Fibres West March 18/19 at the Abbottsford Ag-Rec centre selling these and Ashland Bay fibres for spinning/felting, and yarns for weaving/knitting etc. Hope to see you there! (And for PG spinners, I can bring these to the guild room Tuesday night drop in if you are interested.)