Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Buzz! GJ has a new flavour of Merino Wool/Tussah Silk fiber batts in store - honeycomb! A super sweet mix of amber, yellows and cognac brown. Super soft and perfect for spinning or felting.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Charybdis Tussah Silk/Merino Wool Hand-carded Fiber Batts, just listed in GJ's etsy store. A new colourway in summery blues that remind me of rock pools at low tide. Super soft and perfect for spinning or felting.

Red White and Blue

GJ's ecru Mulberry Silk Top was kindly included by rbockis of RK Jewelry Designs in this Red. White. Blue. treasury on etsy. The blue flower magnets in the second row are so delightful!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Freshly baked Strawberry Shortcake Tussah Silk/Merino Wool Hand-carded Fiber Batts now in store! Super soft; perfect for spinning and felting.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fresh Fiber

A fresh batch of Apollo Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Hand-carded Fiber Batts has just been listed at GJ's etsy shop. Beautifully soft, perfect for spinning and felting.

Mint Chocolate Chip

GJ's Chocolate Mint Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Fiber Batts have been included in another Etsy treasury, this time it was Jen of Blue Room Gems who kindly added the batts to her Mint Chocolate Chip themed array of goodies. Her shop is filled with gorgeous pieces of handcrafted jewellery, like these beautiful droplets of minty goodness -

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Bollywood Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Fiber Batts freshly listed at GJ's etsy store. Super soft and perfect for spinning or felting. Jai ho!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chocolate Mint

Mmmm...check out SpareBedroomStudio's delicious Chocolate Mint treasury on Etsy, kindly including GJ's freshest Chocolate Mint Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Hand-carded Fiber Batts.
Spare Bedroom Studio's etsy store is filled with an eclectic mix of prints, paintings, wonderful paper crane mobiles and other whimsical goodies.

Nice Life with a Cup of Tea

Just a thank you to Verity, (a fellow Australian!), of Joie de Tea for mentioning me in her blog, Nice Life with a Cup of Tea. Her etsy shop is filled with the most beautiful blends to be brewed - rosebuds, chamomile, peppermint and lemon myrtle - and the teacups in her pictures are gorgeous!

Midday Reverie - Geraniums

Sometimes I see an Etsy treasury and the title couldn't fit the mood it inspires more perfectly. Lesley's treasury, Midday Reverie, is just such a treasury for me. Lesley is a photographer, selling her dreamy works here on Etsy - do check them out; and she was kind enough to include GJ's Geranium Merino Wool Fiber Batts in her treasury!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Mmmm, the perfect after dinner treat. Chocolate Mint Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Hand-carded Fiber Batts now in GJ's etsy store! Super soft and perfect for spinning or felting.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Drops of Jupiter Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Hand-Carded Fiber Batts, just listed in my Giggle Jelly etsy store. Super soft 21 micron merino blended with fine layers of tussah silk for luster. Perfect for spinning or felting.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fresh Fiber

Nesoi Merino Wool/Tussah Silk Hand-carded Fiber Batts, just listed at Giggle Jelly's etsy store. A vibrant mix of coral reds, soft turquoise and lavender merino wool blended with fine layers of tussah silk for drape and sheen. Perfect for spinning or felting.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

FO - Birthday Pink Handspun Haruni

Birthday Pink Handspun Haruni

Pattern: Haruni by Emily Ross
Yarn: Handspun Hand-dyed 50/50 Mulberry Silk/Superwash Merino - Light Fingering
Needles: 3.50mm

I loved, loved this project from spinning to blocking. Fondly referred to as the 48 hour shawl, this pattern was fantastically simple and quick to knit - one of those projects that goes so smoothly you keep thinking it’s just too good to be true and sooner or later you’ll find the error in the beginning of your work that will require you frog it all and start over. But that never happened - I started it on a Friday night and by Sunday afternoon I was casting off with no error in sight.

Spinning the yarn took a little longer than the knitting. I carded some hand-dyed superwash merino in a yummy shade of pink with an equal amount of white mullberry silk until uniformly blended and spun it into a light fingering two-ply. I really love the drape and sheen of this combination of fibres and the colour came out perfectly as well.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shop Update

Freshly roasted, fiery merino wool/tussah silk Chipotle fiber batts have just been served at Giggle Jelly. Super soft and perfect for spinning or felting.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Geraniums

My GJ Geranium Merino Wool Hand-carded Batts have been featured again, this time by Mary, of Green Goat, (fantastic printed wears), who put together a stunning treasury yesterday, Celery and Salmon. I just love this colour combination. Would love the Lotus Bowl, by Yoga Goat, at the top left too. I can see it now, filled with little nests of fibery goodness or balls of handspun yarn.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Geraniums Treasury

Lanabella, who sells lush looking handcrafted soaps on Etsy, kindly included my GJ Geranium Hand-carded Merino Wool Fiber Batts in her bright and summery Geranium Treasury.