Sunday, 14 June 2009

Tour De Fleece

I belong to a online group called Ravelry, it's a version of Facebook for anyone interested in spinning, knitting, weaving and dyeing. One of the groups on Ravelry is called "Tour De Fleece" and it runs during the Tour De France cycle race. The idea is that during the Tour de France you spin for at least 30 minutes a day, and I've joined the "Rookies Team" as this is my first Tour de Fleece

This is the fleece I will be spinning, it a Texal fleece, something I've never spun before
Here is a quarter of it, washed and drying this afternoon. It's not the softest of fleeces I've spun, but it certainly has some lovely staples. Not quite sure what I will do with the resulting fibre, I'm a but tempted to dye it a lovely purple colour. We shall see.
Tour de Fleece starts on the 5th July.

2 comments:

alifelesssimple said...

What a great idea, I might join in on this one as I haven't done any spinning for a while, or knitting either. I do already belong to Ravelry though

Denise said...

What is your name on Ravelry. I'm known as Neecy. But do join in the Tour de Fleece