Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Pico Accuardi Heritage Breed Roving--Naturally Dyed!

Pico Accuardi kettle dyed roving is here! Based in Portland, Oregon, Pico Accuardi is a dye company you may know of from their amazing sock yarns. Jaime knit her fabulous Daybreak from their naturally coffee dyed Stumptown colorway. We love their inspired dye combinations and were thrilled to discover that they are naturally dyeing heritage breed wools for spinners.

The Fiber Exploration Kit is a great way to get familiar with the variety and texture of different wools. In the kit you receive naturally dyed fiber from Masham, Polworth, Wensleydale, Gotland, Corriedale, Shetland, Falkland, Finn and Blue Faced Leicester. It is amazing how different breeds of wool can be so different! Silky or springy, soft or wiry, these wools are a rainbow of colors and great for needlefelting or spinning.

The various heritage breed wools also come in four ounce braids. These are great for hand spinning and wet felting. There is enough here to finish an entire project such as a hat or scarf.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the sheep:

Falkland, Gotland, Wensleydale | Blue-Faced Leicester, Shetland, Corriedale | Polworth, Finn, Masham

1 comment:

Jeanne Lois said...

I wish my hair looked like this... amazing