Back from Ireland Again

Still jet-lagged — and filled with the colors, textures and patterns of Ireland.  Arrived home to find two boxes of fibers waiting: some natural-colored yak (I love yak!  Short fibers but they practically felt themselves, it’s worth the extra time) and fine merino tops in shades of earthy browns from Ashland Bay; and many different colors of locks, including natural and dyed tones, from Sheryl Meacham’s rare Wensleydales at Gwenyth Glynn farm.  Sheryl’s dyed locks are so lustrous that they look like they are softly glowing; the lively texture and generous length and overall quality of the locks are superb, and the colors are beautiful and rich.  They are some sweet and sweetly-packaged fibers that really show the TLC with which Sheryl cares for her flock.  She dyed the colors I longed to have,  was so kind and patient and took such care with my modest order, it was a pleasure to work with her.  Really fine Wensleydale locks can be hard to find.   I’m delighted with those curly locks that are now calling me to the studio.  I have other promises to keep before I’ll be playing with the locks, but I am envisioning some collars and wraps with Celtic motifs and a nice sense of humor, fit for a Viking Princess — and “just a wee bit wild”  — kind of like Ireland herself.

Published in: on July 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm  Leave a Comment