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Are you allergic to animal fibers? 

Fear no more, this batt contains none of that!  

VEGAN BATT Collage

Hand dyed nylon fibers with a hint of firestar for sparkle and shine. 

You can spin this by itself to make a vegan yarn, or combine it with your animal fiber batts to add more memory to your yarn. 

Here’s a few suggestions for spinning the vegan batt:

Spin it as a single and then ply it with another animal fiber based yarn,

or blend with an animal fiber batt as you spin. 

Any way you choose to use this fiber, it’s all good!

See all of the colorways at sevenyaks.etsy.com

What’s a girl to do when it’s cold outside and with all of that snow? 

I shall color my own world, duh!

snow dye

Snow Dyeing

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In preparation for the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, Ohio over Memorial Day Weekend, I am dyeing a huge amount of fibers!

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If you can’t make it to Wooster in May this year, the fibers are available in my Etsy shop now!

Snow Pile aka Dye Pot!

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StarBright is a wonderfully soft blending nylon.  This high luster tri-lobal nylon doesn’t have the luster level of Firestar, but it does have far more luster than Snow Mountain.  StarBright’s softness is equal to a 19 micron wool which puts it in the superfine realm.

Starbright can be carded to blend with your favorite fibers, or spun and plied with another strand of wool, etc.  It also adds memory to your yarn which makes it ideal for knitting socks and other garments where memory is important.

All 7 Yaks Design fibers are hand dyed with professional dyes that are both lightfast and washfast for long lasting, fade resistant color.

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Snow Mountain nylon is a great, inexpensive blending fiber with softness and draftability.  It’s perfect to add to your batts to strengthen your favorite spinning fibers.  Snow Mountain also adds memory to your yarn which makes it ideal for knitting socks and other garments where memory is important.

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Firestar is ideal for blending with your other fibers to add a little shimmer and strengthen your spinning projects.  A little bit of lustrous Firestar nylon can add strength to a sock yarn, sparkle to a weaving project, or shine to a shawl, scarf or sweater.  Firestar can also be added to your needle felting projects for a smidge of pizzaz.

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Colonial Wool Top is produced with South American Corriedale Wool. Easy to spin with a long staple fiber, an approximate 27.5 micron length and has an average staple of 90mm (approx. 3.5 inches). This strong, durable wool has next to skin comfort while being versatile enough for any outer garment.

Colonial Wool Top has rich, vibrant hand dyed colors. Absolutely wonderful to use as is, or for blending your own one of kind shade of batt and yarn. A favorite for needle felting and wet felting too!

 

 

It’s time to add some socks to the Tevas and Birkenstocks!  The customary transition into full blown winter ;-)…

To help out with that I put together some yummy superwash merino sock yarn with my sock blockers.  Now that’s a great combo (great deal too.)

Each kit comes with 2 skeins of yarn for a total of 386 yards.

Also included is a needle gauge just for sock knitters and it’s the perfect size for your notions bag.  Sweet!

Put some heat on your feet.

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Do you love all things Halloween?

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This 1.8 ounce spindle is a great medium weight for spinning DK/sport weight yarns. Made of cut acrylic and oak, it’s as much fun to watch the spindle as it is to create yarn… and it spins like a dream!  Fly on over to 7 Yaks Design and check out the rest of the wicked fun!

The kit includes a Spinner’s Cauldron of Fibers:

1 ounce – Wicked Witch wool assortment
1/2 ounce – Carbonized Bamboo
1/4 ounce – Franken Monster Green Firestar
1/4 ounce – Sunset Red Firestar
1/4 ounce – Vampyrism Red Angelina

Included in your coffin:

  • Bookmark for keeping track of late night reading
  • WPI Gauge
  • Graveyard Diz
  • Lamb’s Tail
  • Secret assorted treats just for fun

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