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11. April 2011 14:00
by Jobo
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Yarn Candy Monday: Corgi Hill Farms Batts

11. April 2011 14:00 by Jobo | 0 Comments

The colorway was "Cafe Savoy"... and I fell in love with it instantly!  I spun some batts for Angela over at Allforloveofyarn last fall, and have been keeping an eye on the selection over at Corgi Hill Farms to see if there was something else I should try.  Generally I don't go for "Sparkly" or art batts, so in the beginning I wasn't sure if I would like spinning from this sort of preparation.  Boy was I mistaken!  Not all Batts are created equal!

These Smooth batts have lots of shine from the silk, and plenty of spring and bounce from the fine wool.  The colors are Chocolaty, Creamy, and just plain fun to work with.  You can't tell from these "Shell" rolled photos, but there are several different colors in both the wool components and in the silk components too.  Many layers of wonderful blended goodness!

corgi hill batt spiral

"Coffee with a shot of brandy and a whipped cream topping. Smooth and perfect on a cold winter's day." 

-Corgi Hill Farms, product description

Corgi Hill Batt

I have started the spinning process already (which is why you only see 1 of 2 batts in the photos!) on my teensy light Golding Dragonfly Spindle.  I'll have to remember to take some photos of her and the fiber together (there is a nice big cop built up right now... must take photo!)  My goal is to try and make some nice light lace weight from this.  I have 4 ounces, and it is spinning up quite fine so far, so I hope I can get at least 800+ yards out of it in the end.

11. October 2010 11:08
by Jobo
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Yarn Candy Monday: Corgi Hill Farm Batts!

11. October 2010 11:08 by Jobo | 0 Comments

MataHari Batts 1

Purple-licious!  These lovely poofy, sparkly, smooth, rolled up batts are "Mata Hari" a blend of Drum Carded Merino, Silk and Firestar from Corgi Hill Farm....

I showed zero willpower. I began to spin immediately.

A friend over at All for Love of Yarn asked me to spin these batts up for her in exchange for some yummy hand dyed yarn!  One look at the photos she sent and I knew that I wanted to spin this... and the batts are even more beautiful in person.

I have 5.4 oz to play with... and am aiming for DK weight 3-ply

:)

10. December 2009 12:50
by Jobo
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Jobo?s Favorite Things: Christmas ? Day 10

10. December 2009 12:50 by Jobo | 6 Comments

Well Folks, we’ve finally made it!  Thanks for following along with me as I spoke-out-loud about the products and gadgets that have caught my eye this season…  I hope that Santa Claus has been listening (I’ve been a GOOD GIRL goshdarnnit!) and that maybe a book or a skein or something finds a way into my stocking this year.

My Last Favorite thing of the series is more of a photo collage… with the goal of maximizing fiber content :)

Handpainted / Hand dyed / Hand Carded – Spinning Fibers!

I know some people have specific likes and dislikes when it comes to wool and fibers for spinning… I must say, at this point I really haven’t met a fiber that I didn’t like.  I like them fine and soft, and coarser and woolier. I like silk and alpaca and tencel and seacelll.  I like combed top and I like carded rolags.  I like silk caps and raw fleece.  I like handpainted wild colors and semi-solids.  I like Batts – from plain blended to wild and stipey.  I love fiber… and I love spinning.  Here are some of the nicest fibers I’ve seen around lately, from a bunch of well known suppliers.  Enjoy!

 

FiberOpticPencil Roving

Fantastic, Super Smooth Superwash Merino/Nylon Pencil Roving from FiberOptic

AllSpunUp

Hand Dyed Merino Combed Top from AllSpunUp

CorgiHillFarms2

Amazing Merino Batts from CorgiHillFarms

PigeonRoofStudios

PigeonRoof Studio’s Handpainted Superwash Roving

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