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Fiberific!: April 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

And time keeps marching on!

I am not going to dwell on how long it has been since my last blog... I plan to be a better blogger.

I have been having so much fun going to Spinning Camps and retreats, and while I do have my shop there, I also get to shop, at the Gold Coast Spinners Camp in early April I bought the most gorgeous bag of Alpaca, all carded and blended.. a white and black fleece blended into a beautiful grey.  I am completely in love with this fleece, Alpaca is not normally a fibre I tend to play with much, but when I saw this is it had to be MINE!! I can't wait to see what the Gorgeous Girls from Heminninghills Alpaca's turn up with next!



As you can see I have been having a bit of fun with it already!!

Now some of you may know that I will be heading down to Bendigo for the Annual sheep and Wool show in July.  I am a Queenslander born and bred.  I have not really spent all that much time in the colder climes of our southern states.  So I am planning on the fact that I will be FREEZING... So this week I have taken stock of my warmer clothing... Turns out I have a great jacket and some jeans, a pair of comfy boots.  And a really warm beanie a friend made me (thank you Kate!)  But I am missing some little pieces... My hands turn to icicles here in Brisbane in winter, so I am thinking in Bendigo they will turn to solid ice bricks.  

With that thought in mind, I had a rummage, and turned up the most delicious 3 ply angora yarn that I recieved from Charly.... aka Ixchelbunny, with the gorgeousness in my lap I trawled Ravelry and found the perfect pattern.... Joan Crawford Gloves and  Angora 3 ply are a match made in heaven!! 50g is all that is needed! Gotta love that!

If you would like to make something gorgeous like this Charly has some Angora 3 ply available on her blog, be quick, limited numbers 50g $22.  SO worth it!


But I have been making pretty things for you too, do you want to see????
I have made a few tweaks to the Mohair Nests.  It has been way too fun!

 50g Rainbow Nest $15

This is a nest that I have spun up, 50g came out to about 280m, I plyed with a purple overlocker thread.  As I said I have been having way too much fun, I have even started crocheting up a basic scarf with the mohair, it feels gorgeous and silky. I will post pics in the coming weeks.

Well I am gonna go and do something exciting, like wash the dogs or other such fun things lol... Have a great weekend.  If you want to hear more of my antics, I tend to facebook ALOT... so like my page and tag along



Events I will be at!!


Camp Pialba (Hervey Bay Spinners)
3-6th May 2013

Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists Open Day
25th May 2013
9am - 2pm
12 Payne Street, Auchenflower, Qld.

Maroon Dam Camp (Ipswich Spinners)
14-16 June 2013

Mapleton Camp (QSWFA)
12-14 July 2013
Camp forms available on the Qld Spinners website.

Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
19-21 July 2013
UPDATE:  I am in the Flower shed with the Awesome Ixchelbunny! Come and find us!!!!

Highfields Spinners Camp
8-10 November 2013

If you would like to order anything from this weeks blog or previous blogs , you can contact me on
chantelle at fiberific dot com dot au.  Or PM me on facebook!