Hand-dyed Superwash Sparkle Spinning Fiber: Sweet Tart
Sweet Tart is a range of reds and pinks with bits of gold and orange.
This was one of the exclusive hand-dyed fibers for the Jan-March Bonkers Fiber Club, and is now available to the public. Click here for more information or to sign up for the Fiber Club.
This spinning fiber is a soft blend of 84% Superwash Merino and 16% Stellina, which is the sparkle. It feels wonderful, it’s not too slick so it’s easy to spin, and you have to love the glitz! The fiber is sparklier than it shows in the photos. I hand-dye the fiber with professional acid dyes that are colorfast and washfast. Superwash means the scales from the wool fibers have been chemically removed so that the fiber won’t felt. That means it’s machine washable and dryable with no felting. Great for kids’ garments or socks since it’s machine washable and dryable! It would also make lovely shawls or light-weight sweaters and is available in many rich colors. Each hank is approx 4 oz of sparkly superwashalicious goodness. Hanks even from the same dye lot will vary because they are hand-dyed.
When spinning superwash fiber, it needs more twist than non-superwash fiber since it’s a little slicker.
(Note: I do my best to make sure the color looks accurate, but, everyone’s monitor is different. So the color might look different in real life than it does on your computer. Hand-dyed colors vary from batch to batch, so please be sure to buy enough for your project.)
- • approx 4oz
- • 84% superwash merino
- • 16% stellina
- • This comes from a pet friendly, smoke-free environment.
I took the photograph with my plastic Holga camera in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. The special effect was created while taking the picture. I titled this piece "Bessie's Sweet Memories" because Bessie Clancy was handwritten on the sheet music "Sweet Memories" that I collaged as part of the background. 8" x 10"
This is an 8-1/2" x 11" collage sheet of my original work available for download as a jpeg file for you to print out and use in your mixed-media work.
Emerald Forest is a range of dark to light bluish greens with areas of grays and sometimes bits of blacks.