Discount Bonus

SAFF purchase details: Post #4

During the initial walk through of the first building I had spotted a place that I recognized from online. Little Barn. It had a sign up saying 10% off if you paid with a check. Am I going to argue with 10% off? There wasn’t a lot of gorgeous fiber, but there was a good variety and some really nice stuff.

Wool Silk Blend

Wool Silk Blend

Like this blend. I’m working on spinning this right now, along with some black Angelina that I got there. Angelina is little bits of sparkly stuff that you can spin or card into your fiber. The wool/silk drafts like a dream.

And then they had a nice little package of natural wool roving. I thought it would work well for dyeing purposes. It’s not as nice and soft as some of the other things I got, but it’ll do.

Wool Roving

Wool Roving

Natural Tussah Roving

Natural Tussah Roving

Once I had collected my stuff (the above mentioned items and some white Angelina) I headed for the checkout counter, only to see this. It’s unbleached Tussah silk roving. 8 ounces for $13. It was a show special price. I can’t wait to spin it! I’d read that silk is cob-webby, but it’s hard to grasp exactly what is meant by that until you hold some. Little bitty filaments grab onto any and every rough spot on your hand. I may have to use some moisturizer before I spin!

Then, when the gentleman was ringing my order up, I saw a $5 package of cotton samples. I’d wanted to try cotton on a tahkli spindle, so I thought it would make a nice beginner package. Thirteen different kinds or colors of cotton.

Cotton Samples

Cotton Samples


Now all I need is a tahkli!

3 Responses to Discount Bonus
  1. Sarah
    October 31, 2008 | 12:03 pm

    A tahkli? I’ll look forward to seeing what that is. :)

  2. legossi
    October 31, 2008 | 1:28 pm

    Cool yarn! :D

    Not sure I really like the color of the first one, though. It’s interesting…

  3. Rebekah
    November 4, 2008 | 10:07 pm

    The computer seems to push the color to a greenish tint. It’s a black/white combination that spins up into a dark grey with streaks.

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