One of the most amazing aspects of my books is the incredibly talented artists I am privileged to feature and share with you. As I begin work on my third book CARD I am also beside myself with glee to once again begin blogging and filming through the unboxing process.
British spinners take note, today we are unboxing a package sent by Bakewell Hearts from the UK!
The interesting thing about writing a book about carding fiber is you only need bits and pieces of things. An ounce here, an ounce there, nothing huge. That makes it sometimes challenging to find exactly what you need or want in only the amount you require.
Bakewell Hearts has the perfect thing for me, and anybody who might want to just sample several breeds, the Raw Fiber Dabbling Pack!
When you open up the box a pleasant soap smell floats to greet you, letting you know these fibers are poop and goop free.
Though the fiber she sends isn't actually raw, as in unwashed, it is the perfect way to introduce unprocessed fibers into your stash. You won't have to worry about a lot of dirtiness, instead you can focus on the new textures and behaviors you will find from unprocessed wool.
For an experienced spinner, or maybe somebody like me who is trying to teach something, it's a great deal to get small pre-washed samples from unique breeds.
If your looking for prepared fibers, Bakewell Hearts has an awesome custom box option. Check that out too.
The quality of these fibers is top notch.
The natural colours present in three of the breeds is stunning - look at the tips on that Jacob!
I was impressed by the texture variety in the Bundle and the uniqueness of the breeds presented.
It gets redundant to see every sample pack full of Merino, Alpaca and Mohair locks. None of that here! I am excited to see how much the fiber community as a whole has been expanding it's comfort zone. Bakewell Hearts is a great place to grab this unique breed sample pack or some incredible rolags and batts.