A blog about farm life, spinning, my yarn dyeing, weaving and markets. I live with my husband on a small farm near Ballarat. I have sheep, mostly English Leicester as well as dogs, ducks, chooks and a cat.
A very friendly English Leicester rare breed sheep. This sheep has a gentle nature and comes t5o see me when I go to her paddock.
Lots of green grass at the back of the house.
Some of the yarn I have spun for the Australian Ballet. The yarn will be used for costumes for Sleeping Beauty. Can't wait to see what the designer does with the yarn. The yarn on the left is a natural grey, no dye. The yarn on the right I have dyed but using earthy tones.
At the weekend a very cute puppy came to visit. We did enjoy the family visit as well but Shelby really stole the show. She was wanting to learn to drive Taffy's car but still a bit small to see over the steering wheel.
But the seat belts might just fit very soon.
And when I'm not in the car I'm very busy exploring.
And I tricked you as I'm sure you thought I was mostly all white. My feet get very dirty on the farm.
Lots of yarn spinning and dyeing has been happening here.
This is some merino chunky yarn, hand spun and hand dyed.
These yarns will be available at Fibre Arts Winter School which will be held at Ballarat Grammar
I will have a stall there on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd July from 8 am until 7.30 or 8 pm both days.
Yarns I will be dyeing for the event will be 4 ply, 8 ply merino and 10 ply merino as well as hand spun English Leicester and Merino. Also lustrous hand dyed English Leicester fleece which I will photograph for the blog tomorrow.