Inspired by the ocean, Peter Iredale was featured in our June 2018 Fiber Club Box with Cassiopeia. Designed to highlight the soft and neutral color palette that can be found by taking a trip to the beach. This is a 25/25/50 ultra luxurious blend of undyed and dyed Flax/Linen Top, undyed Mulberry Silk, and Dyed Superfine Merino... Read More
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OMGOODNESS words cannot express how Beautifully Beachy this Blend is, it’s unreal!! A word of caution tho, Fibers from this Blend SHED. I’m not positive which but I’m guessing it is the Flax/Linen that was on my pants after examining my Prize, no worries here tho, just as the Beach leaves Sand behind, I suspect it will Spin as Beautifully as it feels!! Again ParadiseFibers went above and beyond including the shades of wool used in the Blend so that Spinners & FiberArtists can easily create coordinating Yarns for plying or experimentation with blending creating Rolags, or Punis, using a Diz or adding economical bulk to creating Pencil rovings.
This fiber spins up beautifully and easily. I split the fiber so that I was working with only 1-2 colors at a time, and the depth of color is gorgeous. This mix has a luxurious sheen that can be used to make scarves, sweaters, and shawls. I was glad that I decided to spin it outside - the fiber does shed, but it’s totally worth it!
Thanks to the fiber club, I got to try a new blend! I really enjoyed spinning this fiber. It was a totally different experience, as the flax made it a bit more challenging. It is more for the experienced spinner and not so much a beginner! I am always up for a challenge and love trying new fiber combinations. I spun it all to a single and plied it with a similar colorway in a Suri alpaca. It turned out beautifully! I would love to spin this on its’ own, as well. I am going to purchase this fiber again in the future! It makes such a beautiful yarn!
I spin cobweb for meditation and this fiber has been quite nice.