Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fiber fanatic

I mentioned in my last post that I am a lucky member of the Hello Yarn Fiber Club. If you are a spinner, you probably know about Adrian's amazing dyed fibers, and how hard they are to get ahold of. I have been a member of the fiber club for almost a year now, but before that I was on the waiting list to get into the club for almost three years.

It was actually a good thing that I had to wait, since when I signed up for the waiting list, I didn't even know how to spin! I taught myself on a drop spindle, then switched to an Ashford Traditional, then purchased a used Kromski Mazurka, on which I currently spin. During that time, I spent a lot of time learning from the amazing Hello Yarn group on Ravelry. This group of people is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about spinning. They can also be amazingly generous, and I was even able to try some Hello Yarn fibers while waiting for my club invitation, by closely monitoring the destash thread.

I was doing some stash inventory recently and took photos of all of my current, unspun, Hello Yarn fibers, and thought I could share here.

1. HY Insect Wings, 2. HY Head Trip, 3. HY Trodden,
 4. HY Spirograph 5. HY Scorch, 6. HY Denizen,
 7. HY Verdant, 8. HY Backwards, 9. HY Ships, Whales & Icebergs,
 10. HY Night Gathers, 11. HY Dormant, 12. HY Dark & Stormy

As you can see, Adrian's work is special because each and every colorway is like a painting. I suppose that's a big reason I love it so much.


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