Monday, March 1, 2010
Fire: March Phat Fiber Preview
I'm getting ready to again participate in the Phat Fiber Sampler Box. This is a group of fiber artist to contribute sample sizes of their work. Jesse takes these samples, repackages them and sells the boxes once a month through her Etsy shop. It creates quite a buzz amongst the fiberati. I don't participate every month, but I do send in samples every other month or so. Since the March theme is Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, this is just up my alley.
Fire is one of my regular colorways, so it was fun to create not just one set of samples, but two: Hand dyed roving & mohair locks. I actually planned on sending in Fire and Water, but as I was packing I realized that I had overdone the Fire, so I made the decision for myself. The colors are great - I love the way the little 'bonbons' of roving are rather unique. The mohair (from my new favorite local goats) are shiny and wonderful. I have had lots of fun dyeing mohair. It dyes differently than wool - slower and more intense. I have it listed in my Etsy shop and I get wonderful feedback from my buyers. So my Phat Fiber friends - Good luck and enjoy!