Friday, October 14, 2016

Don't Ya Just Love Getting Fun Mail??

  Most of my fabrics for my Yellowstone inspired quilt arrived toady along with bison roving that I had found on Etsy-this bison is 100%  and soooo much nicer and half the price from what I purchased a small amount of on ebay a few months ago. She also sent me a nice sample of alpaca 70% with bison 30% roving to try. Most of  the bison I have looked at is mixed with another fiber to stretch it. I have alpaca here so I think I will be mixing the fiber I bought on ebay. This is soooo soft and bison has no lanolin so I think alpaca is a good fiber to mix it with. photos will enlarge
  and here is a link to her website I enjoyed reading about her story





3 comments:

  1. Your fabrics are great for the quilt you are making. Also, I'm learning about roving, and bison is soft! That's absolutely necessary.

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  2. So is the Buffalo a course fiber? It looks so while on the animals. That was another one of my favorite parts of the Yellowstone was the up close encounters with the wildlife.

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    1. this fiber I bought is the down layer that is produced on top of his other fiber to keep the bison warm in the winter-then in spring and summer they rub it off and it is hand collected as far as I know.
      when butchering bison for meat then the hide is cut off and the fiber cut off that and processed-much coarser fiber and needs to be dehaired which some older sheep breeds need to be dehaired too-that ronaldsay wool that I got from England needs to be dehaired or spun together and will be coarse so good for bags rugs etc

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