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The wool and mohair used in my handspun yarns is grown on sheep and angora goats tended by local shepherdess. I buy only the softest and cleanest freshly sheared fleeces. I wash, pick, card, dye and spin these fibers into colorful, uniquely textured, one of a kind yarns.

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October 19, 2017

I have been experimenting with elderberry dyeing. not so sure what i will get. sunday i bought 10 pounds of wild harvested elderberries. researched how to dye with them. monday i prepared them, cooked the vat and mordant the mohair. i chose mohair because if i just get a pale mauvey pink mohair has a shine and it will still be beautiful. wool would be a dull earthy pink, not so appealing. 

tuesday i cooked 4 vats of the elderberry, each with almost a pound of mohair. To each vat i did a different mordant or modifyer. now they are setting a few days.......

so while they set up i am spining a lot of a new color Winter Blues. last week I dyed Jester, (a pale grey shetland sheep from Valley View Farm cheney WA) with denim blue , another BfL fleece from Chewelah WA) with more rich dark blues and added lots of Kid mohair locks to every dye pot. I spun a thick bulky rustic yarn and plyed with a fine blue tweed yarn. 105 yards each skein, or request any size skein you need. 

soon as i remember how to get pics from my phone into computer, resized, transfered to website......i will list my new yarns.

meanwhile check out my listing in my ETSY shop: www.GardenPartyFiibers.etsy.com  for Winter Blues.

this saturday Oct 21,is our Last Farmers market for the season at our 95 & Prairie site. i will be located over by the red brick building, not behind the stage. 

we will be there even if it rains. 

Sat Oct 28 we will be downtown Coeurdalene on 5th and Sherman for the Harvest Festival.see you there!

October 3, 2017

Thank you all who came by my booth saturday, it just makes my day to see what you make with my yarns. or hear my booth is your daughters favorite, why she wants to comre to our market. hugs to you all. this week I have been spinning more indigo mohair locks, pale pink corespun locks and a couple others that continually sell out. also have made 2 more dream catchers. a white with hints of blue and ocean blues and greens. pictures of these are in my Instagram and Face Book pages

So SaturdayOctober 7, I will see you at the Kootenai County Farmers Market. open 9 to 1:30 at 95 & Prairie north  Coeurdalene Idaho. 

September 29, 2017

this weekend September 30, I will be set up at our Kootenai County Farmers Market. located at 95 & Prairie north end of CoeurdAlene Idaho. open 9 to 1:30. i am booth 71, behind stage.

fall is the best time at the market. so many great fresh produce items are available. good foods ready to eat, pumpkins and all the fixins.

I have been spinning up my indigo dyed mohair locks. and a couple more new colors. come by and check these out. see my FB or instagram accounts for lots of pictures. GardenPartyFibers

September 26, 2017

we are back from a wonderful 2 nights in Glacier Park. If you go I recommend the Iceberg Lake hike from the many glacier region. the most spectacular we have done.

I have been spinning more Jaguar, schss and silver ice. next up is the indigo mohair locks I dyed a week ago. 

if you are in the North Idaho area come to our last Wednesday Kootenai county Farmers amarket of the season. Wednesday Sept 27. open 4-7:30 on 5th off ShermanSaturdays we continue through October. open 9-1:30 at 95 & Prairie

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