Wellcome to my blog

My name is Martina Staniek, and I make OOAK (One Of A Kind) Teddy Bears and other soft sculptures.
I also knit and crochet - i always on the search for those very diffrent and fantastic pattern.
Last year i learned to Spin, and now i also create wonderfull and unique yarn.

I would like to introduce to you my creations and keep you updated with other happenings which are important to me.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spinning - Huacaya Alpaca - contract


just a little update on Jelani
Spinning - Huacaya Alpaca - contract

often spinner ask, should i wash alpaka ... my answer - yes
and i wash it always, this happens when you wash a CLEAN fleece, with just 1 time pressing under water !!
and the fleece even felt clean !


for the drying i got me some mesh bags :)


and then the little unseen work happens ....
this girl has a lot of guard hairs in between the really soft fur - and i dont want to spoil the yarn - so i plug them all out !


and one thing is sure : this girl loves sand :D
i really ask myself where this sand is hidden, if you take a lock, you see nothing !!
but shaking it a bit, and plugging hair, and open them up, brings all the hidden "treasures" out


a small part is dyed in blue, and blended with some white, with my dyes i dont get pastells, so i have to do the carding
i will show what i am up to with this one later when i start the spinning


so far i prepared 10 oz (280 gram) pure white and 2 oz of pale blue

stay tuned :D

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