I am a spinner at heart. I learned to spin before I learned to knit. After a brief love/hate thing with my wheel, I was at home! I learned to dye (second fiber love) because of spinning! I knew I was a goner the first time I sat at a wheel when I put my foot on that treadle, pushed down and watched that wheel go around. You know the feeling, right? The feel, the sound, the smell... at once, I felt at home and connected to my people. I love making yarn. I love the feel of the fiber slipping through my fingers and the control I have over it. I'm constantly mesmerized by the shifting colors as all those fiber are twisted into a single thread. I love building a yarn based on a project, gathering all the pieces needed, then taking all the twists and turns until I have the yarn I dreamed. Making yarn is my happy place! If it is yours, then this club might be just right for you. We can spin our wheels and make beautiful yarns together!
Believe it or not it is already time for our next three installments of the Rockin’ Whorl Club!!
Where does the time go?
Our theme is one of my favorites Long Wools! Kid Mohair, Wensleydale and Gotland. My love affair with long wools started at Black Sheep Gathering eons ago when I encountered my first Wensleydale sheep. Such adorable creatures with those long silky curly locks and curls and those cute little faces. Those locks are so much fun to spin and dye. I like spinning them right from the lock.
We will explore the qualities of Long Wools in general and these three breeds specifically. We will also play with how to spin and ply it for what kind of yarn it would be best suited for and then again for what kind of knit!
Each club shipment is offered separately and also as a three kit package. I like this approach, because it gives us a whole bunch of freedom in planning and pricing each kit, and it gives you choices. We do like choices.
You can join us for the all three fiber adventures and buy the three package deal or you can just choose to purchase one or two of the kits individually as your interests and budget deem fit.
These next three shipments will be sent in: December 2016, February 2007 and April 2017.
In each shipment, you'll receive between 4 to 10 ounces of that month’s fiber offering. Usually most of the shipments are one fiber type. It all depends on what fiber adventure we have cooked up. You will receive an email from me with what I refer to as Dyer's Notes. My research, experience and thoughts on everything from my inspiration, to the fiber type (composition) which includes breed specific information and history, to type of dye choice, and ideas for how to spin it for different types of color patterning along with the best spin, ply, and weight yarn and the knitting or weaving it works best with.
Also included in your fiber package is a lovely recipe card for you to record your spinning notes and samples.
And... a 15% discount code in the first dyer's notes that is good from the first shipment to the last.
Each club package will only be available to you. You can order more of the kit fiber, or other fibers and yarns we offer, in that colorway whenever you wish. We will not be offering these specific spinning kits to the general public at anytime.
If you love to spin, love color and texture, and have an adventurous fiber spirit, I hope you’ll join us as we explore fibers and types and round out our spinning experience.
Just like Sock Club, there are limited openings. Actually, because it takes fiber so long to dry and space for that is at a premium, we are more limited in available spots for this club. So if you purchase one month and decide later you would like the whole three month option there is a chance we could be out of spaces.
NO DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS APPLY TO ROCKIN' WHORL CLUB PURCHASES.
Click below to view descriptions of all three kits fiber offerings.
Please note that the price does not include shipping, which will be calculated based on your package weight and your location then added at checkout.