Well, what a start to the month! A delayed blog this time due to the Corona Virus outbreak and NZ going into Level 4 Alert and Lockdown. It was recommended that the Over 70 age group (which unfortunately I am now part of!) was to self-isolate to protect us from the virus. This means lots of spinning time at home! This is some of what I have achieved so far...
These skeins will be available on my website soon.
As well as doing my own spinning and dyeing - I also have an arrangement with a lovely local old-fashioned yarn shop Needle and Hook (www.needleandhook.co.nz) where I dye yarn exclusively for her brand.
My cousin knits blankets for charity. They receive donations of a lot of white wool, so my contribution is to dye it in lots of lovely bright colours. I have so much fun doing this - my imagination goes wild!
Another arrangement I have is with a wonderful fellow stallholder from the Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market.
Among other things, Shelley sells handmade soap with a felted wool covering. I dye the fibre for this product. You can see more of her here: http://www.queenstownmarket.com/skin-indulgence
Hope you are all taking care of yourselves, this is a wonderful opportunity to relax with slow craft. Stay home and stay safe as best you can.