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callmesusan
10-27-2007, 11:27 AM
:woot: Happy Birthday to me (and Christmas and ...) I ordered me a spinneret. I bought a Kromski Minstrel (http://www.woolery.com/Pages/kromski.html#minstrel) simply because I like the way it will look (http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/search?q=kromski+minstrel) in my tiny house! I am a beginner so the way I figure it, we will get along just fine.

Anywhoo, can any of you turn me on to some web sites in which they sell good quality (and soft) roving? Thanks. :hug:

Julie
10-27-2007, 07:39 PM
Where to begin...I'ma huge fan of Spunky Eclectic (http://www.spunkyhats.com/accyarn.htm) -- she does beautiful work. BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) is a great beginner fiber, soft and easy to spin. Don't be afraid to e-mail Amy with questions...she's super friendly and helpful.

There are tons of independent fiber dyers on www.etsy.com (http://www.etsy.com)...gorgeous stuff! Paradise Fibers (http://www.paradisefibers.net) is a great source for undyed fiber, as is Copper Moose (http://www.coppermoose.com).

Jen17
10-27-2007, 09:52 PM
Happy Birthday you lucky girl!! I just looked at that wheel and I love it...when you use it can you report back here and let us know how you like it, please!!!

callmesusan
10-28-2007, 12:22 AM
Thank you for the suggestions for finding some nice roving. I will go to those sites and have a great time searching, learning, and buying.

I will definitely be back to report on the Minstrel, just as soon as I figure out what in the heck to do with it once it is in my house! :clink:

mullerslanefarm
10-29-2007, 09:16 AM
I like using these two: Great prices, great service and terrific fiber!
http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/
http://www.rhlindsaywool.com/index.htm

midnightskyfibers
10-29-2007, 04:40 PM
I would suggest also getting a variety of types of fibers- different preps of wool (batts, rocing, locks), different breeds, and different types of fibers, so you can have fun playing with everything and finding out what you like to spin.

callmesusan
10-29-2007, 07:51 PM
Thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful responses. I have been doing a wee bit of "point and BUY" using your suggestions! Yes, as time goes by I will take your advice and use all sorts of fibers to see how they respond and how I respond to them. Now, how to sleep between now and the 31st :think: It's like the approach of Christmas to a 6 year old!!:woot: