Tuesday, May 26, 2009

how it starts

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This is Allspice.

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This is the fleece that was shorn from the back of Allspice.

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This is the crimp that grew in the fleece, that was shorn from the back of Allspice.

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This is a sample of yarn that was spun, with the crimp that grew, in the fleece that was shorn from the back of Allspice.

It is all about the process for me! Where exactly does it start? What will it become? Working with fiber never gets tiresome for me...

Many thanks to Finca Alta Vista's Allspice for providing the opportunity, er, um....adventure!

Oh, and a few weeks ago, I made some buttons for Anne over at Beavercreek. She finished her project, Coraline..and it looks beautiful! I had fun being a part of that project and making some custom buttons for the sweater. If you would like to see how the finished work looks, you can read about it on her blog here.

18 comments:

Anne said...

What a gorgeous fleece! I know you'll enjoy working with it!! (And thanks for the nice comment about the sweater!)

Sharon said...

I love the process of raw fleece to a 'product'. That fleece looks so nice, bet you are having a ball with it.

Judy said...

Beautiful fleece but I am all about the gray so I like the previous alpaca you were working on! Any idea what you are making with this fleece?

indigodi said...

How beautiful, nice photos!

indigodi said...

Btw, What kind of drop spindle is that?

The Gingerbread House said...

As usual something wonderful in the making on your blog..beautiful aninmal and georgous fleece...Ginny

DebbieB said...

What an amusing post that Cyndy built! ;-) Lovely singles on your spindle.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a huge amount of fleece from one animal. Allspice is a handsome animal for sure. I never tire of seeing your projects. You present them so well. I think it facinating that all of this work from fleece to finish is done naturally.

Cathy said...

Uh-oh. I find the need for alpaca.
Uh-oh.

As usual, courting temptation to venture into your deep river waters.

:-)

judy said...

what a beauty!! I think sugar or snow would have been a better name for that sweet girl. Have fun.

Valerie said...

Ooooh! I love allspice...in cookies, on meat rubs (esp. when grilling)...and now in fleece!!

Beautiful post!

Got any nutmeg? (I like that too!)

Debbie said...

Cyndy..enjoy working with that fleece!!! It's beautiful and I love how you have shown the entire process! Stop on over to my blog to pick up a surprise!

finnsheep said...

Great photos. They make me want to get down and snuggle in that fleece. So pretty!

annmarie said...

how lovely, and a wonderful, restful break for my eyes that are practically burning from looking at a variegated lace yarn that I've come to dread.
I hope you're recovering alright from your tumble! :o

Jody said...

That fibre prep is simply lovely. is it combed?

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Gorgeous fleece. Looks soooo soft.

elizabeth said...

That fleece is fabulous! I've never worked with raw alpaca fleece before - maybe next year!

Kim said...

so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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