Fiber on the doorstep

Last week a large box appeared on the doorstep. It was after Christmas and I wasn’t expecting any more packages. It was definitely addressed to me but the return address was unfamiliar. I opened it up to find this chocolate cherry colored fiber!

unspun wool and card showing castle style spinning wheel

I had forgotten that a generous stranger on Ravelry had arranged to send me 2 pounds(!) of spinning fiber that she had decided she wouldn’t be using herself. A second large bag underneath the first revealed a lighter brown fiber. This one spins up easily but looks like it would also be good for felting. Doesn’t it look like a good color for baby animals?

light brown spinning/felting fiber, unknown breed of wool

And here’s a little sample of the first one on the spindle. The color is hard to describe but it also reminded me of red velvet cake. The only caveat is that my kind donor did not know what type of wool either of these are so if any of you spinners out there want to hazard a guess, I’m all ears! I’ll probably bring some to SPA with me in February, surely someone there will be able to tell me what breeds these fibers came from.

reddish brown wool on a hand spindle

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  1. bright and blithe’s avatar

    What a lovely surprise! I’m sure you’ll make good use of it. Thank you so much for visiting me and for taking the time to introduce yourself. I’m so glad we met!

  2. jan’s avatar

    What an exciting surprise!!! Lucky you.


  3. livnletlrn’s avatar

    no clue on the fiber, but I just have to say:

    Now THAT’s a random act of kindness. Yay for you and YAY for the kind donor!

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