Friday, March 30, 2007

Freebies!

I am trying to discover if I started up a small fibre internet shop whether people would want to buy my products, so I am offering several free samples of some Suffolk fleece. My friend has some lambs and this fibre is from their first shearing so is light, soft and bouncy. The fleeces have been to a fibre mill for processing, so now are in a roving about 1.5" wide. Each sample will weight approx. 50grams and have some random single colour dyeing throughout it's length.

If anyone is interested in trialling a sample to spin and would be willing to give feedback of how they like the fibre, texture, length of fibres, what spinning technique used, whether you plied it, and if so what type of plying used etc, and a picture of the end product sent to me via e-mail then please leave a comment to this post indicating this.

On the last day of April 2007 I will randomly select several people to send my fibres to, and I will post the names on my blog. Please then send me your e-mail address so, I can contact you, to post you a fibre sample.

17 comments:

ra said...

I'm by no means an expert spinner but I'd be interested in a free sample and letting you know how I get on with it.

Artis-Anne said...

Oh YES please. I would love to try a sample and give you feedback

Beth said...

I am also interested in trying it out and leaving you feedback/sending pictures.

Annie said...

I would love the chance to try out your fibres. I've not been spinning very long but really enjoy it and am keen to try different fibres. Feedback and pics no problem

Dani said...

I'd be interested in having a go. I am a fairly new spinner though. Pics and feedback no problem at all.

Katyjayne said...

Hello .... can I join the queue please? I'm a comparative beginner but use both wheel and spindles and would be delighted to try different techniques with your roving. feedback and photos go without saying. :-)

Katyjayne said...

Hello .... can I join the queue please? I'm a comparative beginner but use both wheel and spindles and would be delighted to try different techniques with your roving. feedback and photos go without saying. :-)

Karla said...

Yes, please, Rachel - I am no expert but I would love to try some Suffolk. I saw your post on the Weaving-Spinning Group and came running directly!

Regards,
Karla Grant

Jo said...

Can I join the queue to test spin some Suffolf please!

Jo said...

suffolk....got my fffingers stuck to the keys!

Ruth said...

Another novice here. thick 7 thin, lumpy bumpy. Ratio - what's that

Chris said...

I'd love to have a try if I'm lucky (but I'm usually not!)

Janice said...

I've only been spinning since beginning of the year but I've tried spinning Merino, corriedale and baby camel/silk. I like trying different fibres.

Diane said...

I'm definitely interested - thanks for letting me know about your offer!

Kath said...

Oooh, I'd like to try a bit if I could!! Feedback and pictures of course as well!

Kat said...

I'm a new spinner (since January) and I'm rapidly developing opinions about what I like and don't like. :-) I'd be thrilled to get my hands on some Suffolk fiber since I haven't tried that yet!

I'd be happy to give you pictures, details about what I did, and feedback! Thanks for the offer even if I don't get chosen. ;-)

maylin said...

Me too please. I would love to see how your fibre spins up. But you might want to bear n mind I live in France, so postage will probably be a bit more. Anyway good luck with your venture.