Alice in Wonderland Spinning

The wonderful Siobhans Crafts runs a monthly Disney fibre box.  I was very sad when I discovered I’d missed out on the first two, but very pleased that my first one was Alice in Wonderland themed! :o)  Apparently I was so excited to start playing with my fibre that I didn’t take a photo of everything together, so here’s her photo:

There’s a lovely batt in Alice blues, a Cheshire Cat pink braid, some wonderfully soft bunny fluff and wooden bunny button, and a cute little Drink Me bottle pouch :o)

It didn’t take long after opening the box fo me to begin spinning up that beautiful batt :o)

I opened it out and then tore it into 8 strips.  There’s a beautiful mix of colours in here, blues and whites, a few streaks of yellow for Alice’s hair.  There’s sparkle and shimmer and it’s oh so soft! :o)

I gave each strip a gentle draft and turned them into little nests ready for some easy spinning :o)


The fibre spun up beautifully and was ready in no time :o)

On to the Cheshire Cat.  I found the pinks to be just a little… girly… for my liking, so I grabbed a braid of purple merino I had to hand and used my blending board to make some cute rolags, blending in some of the fluffy angora fibre too! :o)


I spun these aiming for a sock-weight 2-ply and I think I just about managed it :o)

Here’s all of the yarns ready to be washed and finished :o)

Making the most of the good weather I hung the skeins all out on the washing line to dry :o)


After drying a quick measure tells me I’ve got about 130m of the Alice blue which weighs 66g, so about double-knit as expected.  I’m considering weaving with this, to make a light scarf :o)

The Cheshire Cat is not exaclty consistent… altogether there’s about 500m for 200g, so more double-knit than the fingering I was hoping for, but definitely varied.  Hopefully there’s enough to make the Cat Paw shrug I’ve been eyeing up, I’ll just need to do a swatch and some maths before I start! :o)

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