Roving Sampler – Reds – 4 Ounces

Roving Sampler 4 Oz Reds

Description: Hand dyed before carding.
50% Mohair, 50% Shetland Wool
Color: 1 oz each of Fuchsia, Mahogany, Mulberry, Reddish Brown
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Roberto and Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Snow White
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 oz total – 1 ounce of each color
Price: $10 plus shipping.
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Roving Sampler – Greens – 4 Ounces

Roving Sampler 4Oz Greens

Description: Hand dyed before carding.
50% Mohair, 50% Shetland Wool
Color: 1 oz each of Country Green, Dusky Country Green, Key Lime, and Olive
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Roberto and Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby’s Sister
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 oz total – 1 ounce of each color
Price: $10 plus shipping.
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Roving Sampler – Blue Brown Purple Yellow – 4 Ounces

Roving Sampler 4Oz Blue Yellow Brown

Description: Hand dyed before carding.
50% Mohair, 50% Shetland Wool
Color: 1 oz each of Sun Yellow, Toffee, Periwinkle, Turquiose
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Roberto and Ingrid
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 oz total  – 1 ounce of each color
Price: $10 plus shipping.
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Chair Seats – Cats Who’ve Owned Me Series – 3

This chair seat is called “Rori Shows Her Belly” and shows Rori on a rug in a typical “scratch my belly” pose.  The design is based on one of my photos of her.

I used my homespun and millspun hand dyed yarns, all of which are wool/ mohair blends (details).  The backing is 100% cotton 13×13 epi Monk’s Cloth.

The rug Rori is laying on is made of 4 different green millspun yarns.

Back of Chair Seat

Rori and Sandy

Front of Chair Seat
Before Finishing

 Learnings

Details came out better with the more enlarged size of the cat.  Also, contrast is key to making small details visible.  The 13×13 epi Monk’s cloth worked much better than the looser version designed for embroidery.

Yarns Used

Info on the yarns used is given below.  The picture links to the full description and creation details for the yarn where available.

Rug: Pearl Green kettle hand dyed (before carding) millspun.
Forest Dreams hand dyed (before carding) millspun. Designed to look like a forest at a distance for use in weaving and rug hooking.
Aquatics hand dyed (before carding) millspun. Designed to look like pond water for use in weaving and rug hooking.
Green with Envy hand dyed (before carding) millspun.
 Rori:   Since natural black isn’t readily available in mohair (black mohair is  dark grey at best) I bought a skein of  Brown Sheep’s Lamb’s Pride Worsted Onyx from Alpaca Direct as they had the best price when I was shopping.  It is a USA made 15% mohair/ 85% wool single ply yarn.
Yarn Sport White Millspun 2 Ply 59% Mohair 31% Shetland Wool - Sold by the Pound I also used mill spun natural DWF white mohair/ wool yarn for Rori’s tummy patches. Sport White Millspun 2 Ply 59% Mohair 31% Shetland Wool.
Coreopsis Yarn Eyes: Coreopsis hand dyed (after spinning) millspun. This yarn is shades of yellow with sections of yellow and white designed to stripe. I used a small amount from a section of yellows.
Yarn Dark Grey DK 2Ply Millspun 68% Mohair 32% Shetland, Blue Faced Leciester Wool - By the Pound A small amount of  Natural Dark Grey DK 2Ply Millspun 68% Mohair 32% Shetland, Blue Faced Leicester Wool was used to create depth around the chin line and between the toes.
  Edging: Iris Millspun Yarn Iris – Hand Dyed (After Spinning) Millspun
 Lettering:  Ooops!  Forgot it on this one so  embroidered on the back.

 

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Batts – Royal Blue – Hand Carded

Batt Royal Blue

Royal Blue Batt

Description: Hand dyed and then carded at Dancing Waters Farm.
50% adult mohair, 50% Shetland wool.
Color: Royal Blue
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie, James, Fred
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Snow White
Type (Processor): Batts (Dancing Waters Farm, NJ)
Quantity (Pounds): 10 (1.5 – 2 ounces each)
Price: $3/ounce, $18/8 ounces, $32/pound plus shipping
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Roving – Metallica – Hand Kettle Dyed

Mettallica Roving

Metallica Roving

Description: Metallica was hand kettle dyed before carding.
80% adult mohair, 20% Shetland wool.  Has a metallic sheen from the large amount of mohair.
Color: Metallica- natural grey with swirls of red, yellow and blue
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jewel, Rembaldi,
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Spook; BFL, DWF’s Carmella
Type (Processor): Roving (Frankenmuth, MI)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 oz
Price: $10/ 4 oz plus shipping. 
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Roving – Jupiter – Hand Kettle Dyed

Roving Jupiter

Roving Jupiter

Description: Jupiter was hand kettle dyed before carding. 59% mohair – 45% Blue Faced Leicester & Shetland wool.
Color: Jupiter – white with swirls of red, yellow and blue
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie and James
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby and Cry Baby’s Sister; Blue Faced Leicester: DWF’s Esmerelda
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella’s, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 5
Price: $2/ounce, $13/8 ounces (63% savings), $23/pound (67% savings) plus shipping. Savings is fiber cost + shipping versus 1 oz. fiber.
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Roving – Green Violet Twist – Hand Kettle Dyed

Roving Green Violet Twist

Roving Green Violet Twist

Description: Green Violet Twist was hand kettle dyed before carding. 50% mohair – 50% Blue Faced Leicester & Shetland wool. Sample handspun single ply shown in photo with roving.
50% adult mohair, 50% Shetland wool
Color: Half Green, Half Violet
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie and James
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby and Cry Baby’s Sister; Blue Faced Leicester: DWF’s Esmerelda
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella’s, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 OZ
Price: $10/ 4 oz plus shipping.
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Roving – Blue Violet Twist – Hand Kettle Dyed

Roving Blue Violet Twist

Blue Violet Twist

Description: Blue Violet Twist was hand kettle dyed before carding. 50% mohair – 50% Blue Faced Leicester & Shetland wool. Sample handspun single ply shown in photo with roving.
50% adult mohair, 50% Shetland wool
Color: Half Blue, Half Violet
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie and James
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby and Cry Baby’s Sister; Blue Faced Leicester: DWF’s Esmerelda
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella’s, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 oz
Price: $10/4 ounces plus shipping
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Roving – Blue Green Twist – Hand Kettle Dyed

Roving Blue Green Twist

Blue Green Twist

Description: Blue Green Twist was hand kettle dyed before carding. 50% mohair – 50% Blue Faced Leicester & Shetland wool. Sample handspun single ply shown in photo with roving.
50% adult mohair, 50% Shetland wool
Color: Half Blue, Half Green
Fiber Content: Mohair: DWF’s Jessie and James
Wool: Shetland, Phoenix Farm’s (WI) Cry Baby and Cry Baby’s Sister; Blue Faced Leicester: DWF’s Esmerelda
Type (Processor): Roving (Spinderella’s, UT)
Quantity (Pounds): 4 oz
Price: $10/4 oz plus shipping
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