So back in November, when we visited our family in Pennsylvania, we hit an auction at the auction house my mom frequents. Coincidentally, the auction contained the estate of a woman who was a fiber artist. There were looms, spinning wheels, finished weaving pieces, fiber art books and supplies galore. It was amazing and sobering to see the tools and work of a woman who had very similar interests to Laura and I, spread out and being snapped up by bidders. But it was neat too, the woman who bought a box of hand cards is starting her own small sheep farm and has been looking for carding tools.
Laura bought barrels of fiber. One of the highlights was a box full of naturally dyed samples, circa 1963, all carefully labelled.
The colors were still vibrant.
Lots of indigo and yellows overdyed with indigo.
Golds and ochres.
Pinks and reds- plenty of cochineal here!
Browns and naturals.
These tiny skiens are so cool and special, but neither of us had a great idea about how we could use them. Or if Laura did, she didn't mention it beause here's one of the gifts she gave me for Christmas-
It's hanging in my studio.
Not sure what I love more, the yarn samples or the tags.
Tomorrow I'll show you all the handspun and linen from the auction, lots of beautiful neutrals.