Saturday, February 28, 2015

SOMETIMES TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

I received some little bundles of fine merino wool the other day from Nui Milton, the owner of Casalana Farm in Western Australia.  Her merino fiber is some of the finest fiber in the biz, gorgeous, white and crimpy.



I started to wash a bundle with just Unicorn Power Scour and it was not getting all the grey out of the dirty tips. So then I washed another bundle with just Namaste Scour the Scoundrel fiber shampoo and the same thing...still grey, dirty tips.  

So I washed it with both fiber soaps and the merino came ultra white clean! This is how I did it.



The bundles come with two rubber bands, one near the top and one near the bottom of the bundle. I snipped the top rubber band.  I then flicked the tips opening them up so the fiber shampoo would penetrate the fiber better.



I wet the top half of the little bundle and gently massaged in some Scour the Scoundrel fiber shampoo into the fibers. I let it sit for about 25 minutes.


And as you can see after I rinsed it the fibers still had some greyish dirt on them.


So I took a 8 x 10 baking dish, filled it with hot water and about a 1/2 an ounce of Unicorn Power Scour and placed the locks in so they retained their orientation.



They immediately turned a brilliant white!  I let the fiber sit about 10 minutes and rinsed them keeping them organized.




This was one instance where two fiber soaps worked miracles on a fiber that one could not clean alone.  I love that I have options for fiber soaps and sometimes the partnership can be a beautiful thing.




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Monday, February 23, 2015



What does a spinner love more than fiber?  Pretty much nothing!  Ok, maybe a new spinning wheel.    But I bet a box full to the brim of super soft batts and rolags would make them pretty darn happy.  

Tonight is the sale of the very first ever Spinning Box. The number one box is features six excellent fiber artists for fiber addicted fans.   Meet the fiber artists and please take advantage of their discounts just in case you miss out on the first Spinning Box.



                                                             Little Bird Etsy Store


                                                    Jeri Lynns Farm WebsiteYarnshine's Etsy shop











Not only will you get some fantastic fibers, but you will get some Unicorn Fibre scour and rinse samples, Soffsilk® a little gift and a few more fiber samples from local fiber farmers.   This $84 value is only $42 so don't miss out!

If you are a fiber artist or make products geared toward the fiber community we would love to have you in one of our Spinning Boxes. Please email Mary at info@spinningbox.com for details.