Recently, we made a trip out to visit our friends at Harmony Meadow Farm to pick up some wool and it got me to thinking just how fortunate we are here on PEI. How cool is it that I know the people that grow our wool, get to visit with the sheep that produce said wool, the people who shear them (Amber is amazing!), and process the fibre into batting? Combine that with the me spinning the fibre and dying it and is truly a made-on-PEI product from start to finish.
Since then, I’ve been washing some of Domino’s raw wool (this will be a blog post later) and spinning up the batting. I have to say that I’m completely in love with the batting because it makes a wonderfully fuzzy and bouncy woollen yarn and it takes dye like a dream. I had a lot of requests at the Farmer’s Market last year for thicker solid/semi-solid colored yarns from rug hookers and folks that like to crochet so here are the first few skeins in what I hope will be a large basket full of bright and cheery yarns.
What kind of fun things are you working on this week? Are you sourcing any of your materials local to you? I’d love to hear!