Monday, January 26, 2009

Nikola Tesla

Someone already bought this even before I could talk about it here. You snooze, you lose!

Fear not, though, another blue one will be up soon.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Drum Carder

Here's a shot of the official JSH Appalachian Voodoo drum carder in all its glory, in the midst of a frenzied battin' session.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Not named after the band Queen (though they're cool too) but just in a general spirit of queenliness.

It could be yours.

(I pride myself on having perfect color reproduction in my photos, but there's just something spooky about this deep-purple hand-dyed merino that just defies accurate duplication on camera, for some reason. The actual color is a darker, deeper, velvety royal purple.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Valentine Milkshake

Weight: 2.1 ounces

Contains: Soy Silk, Bamboo, Merino, Punta, Angelina, Icicle, Glitz

Available: yes

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I'm lovin' this Soy Silk I got from The Woolery in Frankfort last week... and there's plenty of it in this two-ounce batt made of Punta, Soy Silk, Merino, Silk Noils, Firestar, Icicle, Angelina, and Glitz.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Four Aces

A set of four miniature batts:

#1 is Bamboo, Icicle and Angelina. 1.0 ounces.

#2 is Wool, Icicle and Angelina. 1.0 ounces.

#3 is Angora, Icicle and Angelina. 0.5 ounces.

#4 is Sari Silk, Icicle and Angelina. 0.8 ounces.

View 'em here.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Flight of the Bumblebee

Weight: 2.5 ounces

Contents: Baby Alpaca, Merino, Bamboo, Icicle, Punta.

Awesome: Yes

Purchase: here

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Silk noils I dyed a few months ago...

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Great Pumpkin

Went to The Woolery at their new Frankfort location today! Even though they aren't actually open for business yet, they let me come in and buy some goodies, like Soy Silk, Camel Down, Llama.... great stuff.

I immediately came home and whipped up this batt, which is 2.1 ounces of Merino, Soy Silk, Camel Down, Llama, Yak, Icicle, Angelina, Silk, Silk Noils, and Lincoln.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jelly Nougat

Remember those "jelly nougat" candies, the round chewy things with bits of colorful gel stuff pockmarked all over it? They weren't very good candies, but they sure were purty, and this batt reminded me of them.

Psst... hey mister, I'll sell it to you...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Red Devil

Weight: 2.7 ounces. Contents: Merino, Bamboo, Firestar, Icicle, Angelina, Glitz, Silk.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


2.1 ounces of soft and yummy Merino, Bamboo, Shredded Sari Silk, Tussah Silk, Yak, Corriedale, Angelina, Firestar, Glitz, Baby Alpaca.

As Jerry Lee Lewis once drunkenly bellowed, "Git it, git it, git it".

Monday, January 12, 2009


This is another of those "everything but the kitchen sink" batts I love so well - the very best kind for artsy spinning and felting!

Contents: Alpaca, Angora, Yak, Merino, Bamboo, Punta, Firestar, Icicle, Angelina, Glitz, Corriedale, Silk, Tussah Silk, Shredded Sari Silk, Silk Noils, Lincoln, Lincoln Locks, Tinsel, Yarn Bits.

Own it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cherry Sisters

As you may know, I'm currently obsessed with the vaudeville act known as The Cherry Sisters. I dedicate this peachy pair of batts to them.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blue Bunny

Not only is Blue Bunny my favorite off-brand sandwich bread, it's also one of my favorite Daniel Clowes comic stories. And now it's also a lovely vibrant cornflower-colored fiber batt that's heavy on the glitz and bamboo. Dig.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Belle and Sebastian

A yummy pair of batts, made of lavender-purple-violet Merino and white Silk Noils. Git here and git 'em.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shredded Money

I purchased this somewhere online, I forget where now. It's shredded U.S. currency, made from genuine uncut sheets of dollar bills discarded by the U.S. Treasury Department. They make a nice addition to any out-there art yarn. Look for a batt on my Etsy shop soon, to be made entirely of unconventional materials including this.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pink Bamboo

Bamboo I dyed to a pungently cotton candy-ish shade of pink. I tried to eat it but it just wasn't the same.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Easter Egg

It's Eggier than thou!

See it, view it, love it, own it here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sweeney Todd

Let my Sweeney Todd batt conjure up the treat batts used to be. Get it here.

Friday, January 2, 2009