Sparkle Fibre

Suzie Blackman
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
1 comment

When I saw Fyberspates tweet last week about adding new Sparkle fibre to their shop I was unable to resist. Pretty colours, glitter, merino & silk? Obviously I ordered two batches.

It did not disappoint, I have already spun one lot.

Handspun from Fyberspates Sparkleroving in teal and grey

As usual, I hit no particular gauge, it’s something like a light DK. This is not my best spinning by a long way, in fact it was quite difficult. I don’t know whether it was the slipperiness of the silk or the short staple of the ridiculously soft merino but it turned out very uneven. I don’t think it matters, it will make a lovely pair of cabled hand warmers.

The other batch is still to spin.

Fyberspates Sparkle roving in purple, mauve and grey

Nothing hangs around for long on the Fyberspates website, they have a few shades of Sparkle Fibre left but they’ve already sold out of both these colours – be quick!

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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

One comment

  1. LotusMonkey says:

    The one you have spun and photographed for this post reminds me of my favorite Colinette yarn, Zanziba.

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