Susan's Spinning Bunny

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311 Tupper Road

West Danby, NY 14883

607-564-7178, 866-504-7236

OPEN 11-3 Sat. & Sundays Other times gladly by appt.

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Hand Dyed Fiber Roving Tops

Special colorway is here.

- Fiber color palette - -

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Blue Face Leicester with Silk

bfl and cloud

75% bfl blended with 25% tussah silk

in our most popular colorways

"Oh my gosh!!!!!!   I am spinning heaven on earth." SS

4oz /113 g for $20.25

colorway choices
More choices of

fiber palette

Colorway or tonal pounds (453g) $79.00

FREE SHIPPING

DYED-TO-ORDER

Tonal or Colorway choice

Falkland Roving Top

falkland sheep

This versatile fiber comes from the Falkland Islands. Orignally a merino it is now a distinctly different fiber with a soft feel that is easy to spin.   The fleece is washed in alpine water and are not invaded by insects so avoids being sprayed as the fiber enters the US.

In most of our colorways.

4 oz / 113g for $13.75

colorway choices

Order a pound and save $

$53.00 for tonals and colorways

Colorway or tonal choice.

5 Fiber Sampler

Don't know which fiber to choose? Not familiar with them all?  New to spinning? Here's a way to check them all out.  Let SpinningBunny send you an ounce (28g) of 5 tops -

Our choice from:

angora/merino, SW merino/tencel, alpaca/merino/silk, SW blue face leicester, Panda, Falkland, Polwarth, merino and/or bfl/silk

in your favorite colorway. You will have enough to make a hat or scarf or a pair of socks.

$28.00

10% of all sampler sales go to Heifer International  $1750 since September '07.

colorway choices

blueberry patch sampler

Blueberry Patch above.  See more samplers here.

Washable Merino / Tencel

Woody

washing machine

Hand Dyed   Woody Top

50% Superwash Merino / 50% Tencel         washer

This superfine Superwash Merino is 19 microns soft. It was professionally cleaned, combined with 50% tencel (environmentally friendly lyocell process from cellulose) and pulled through combs to make a smooth continuous top. I use ProChem and Cushing dyes to make my colorways, which seems to soften this shimmery combed top even more.
Lovely to hold, it spins beautifully. Imagine this running through your hands and seeing the colors blend and change. Split the snake lengthwise and spin at 36-40 wpi.  Then ply the two bobbins together and knit up into a unique pair of socks.  Also makes great baby garments.

4 oz/113g for $16.75

coloway choices
More choices

ONE Pound for $65.00 

tonal or colorway choice

Washable Merino / Bamboo

/ Nylon - Panda

panda

Panda Top

  Hand dyed in popular tonal ombrés.

This is the same fiber as is milled into our Panda fingering yarn but now you get to spin it for yourself.

60% Superwash merino, 30% RENEWABLE bamboo, 10% nylon

Spins beautifully.  

Comes in the tonal colors seen in the pictures below. The bamboo dyes to a lighter shade than the merino and nylon giving the tonal even more depth.

$18.25 per 4oz /113g twist
tonal choices

panda roving top

L->R top: Fern, Forest Lake, Black Cherry, Blueberry Pie

bottom: Jeans, Bark, Sunrise, (Rose missed the photo op).

Catch them all on our Fiber Palette page.

ORDER POUNDS - SAVE $   

Get your Panda in a Dyed-Just-for-You Colorway

The bamboo part of the blend only takes a little bit of the dye leaving lighter streaks which spins to a spectacular yarn.

  ONE POUND tonal or colorway

Dyed to order $70.00

Type your choice here.

Polwarth pounds

polwarth sheep

 

From South America, comes this wonderful soft long staple springy fiber.

23.5 microns

4.5 - 5 inch staple length

The sheep were bred from merinos crossed with a bit of Lincoln resulting in a longer stapled fiber.  

polwarth sheep

colorway or tonal pounds $55.00

DYED TO ORDER

Type Colorway or Tonal Choice.

This fiber, a combo of 75% bfl and 25% black (really brown) bfl, has streaks of darker color running through it that dye to a dark brown or black with depending on the tonal. 

Try it. You'll like it.

Perfect for beginners to advanced spinners.

4oz (113g) for $15.75

Fiber color palette

tonal choices
More tonal choices

How about a pound of our b&bfl in a tonal?

see our Fiber Color Palette

POUNDS   $61.00

DYED TO ORDER -

tonal or colorway choice

black blue face and blue face fiber

Alpaca / Merino

/ Tussah Silk

Alpaca / Merino / Tussah Top  50/30/20  babysuri

Lovely to fondle, lovely to spin, light and soft.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee says this best, " I have felt butter that is scratchier."

This item may be ordered in lots of 8oz / 57g  at $40.00

State colorway choice here.

Angora / Merino

20% Angora / 80% Merino Top

Soft, fuzzy and silky. 

Easier to spin than pure angora yet still wonderful to knit or felt or crochet.

  • from sheared English Angora bunnies, sheared African merino sheep

clematis tam   I took a ball of Clematis Vine. Split it lengthwise.  Spun up 2 bobbins at 40 wpi. Plied the two bobbins together and then knit this tam from a pattern in Arctic Lace.

   20% angora, 80% merino, - enough bunny to make the hat warm and fuzzy but not too hot.

2oz/ 57g for $15.50

colorway choices

 

See our colorways here :^)

 

Try our Spin Your Own Socks Kit with SW merino/tencel top in your choice of many colorways + needles + an original pattern.

Celebrate diversity. 

Revel in the uniqueness of your hand dyed fiber.  Each pot is a wee bit different than the next one.  Even though we use the same amount of the same dyes for the same colorway, the special way Susan mixes dye allows for each pot to be unique.

Your fiber is like no one elses!

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"Good morning Susan,

I have been spinning the Falkland top you sent me on Jim's spindle this morning and I just wanted to pass on to you what a perfect combination that is. The spindle is light, smooth and balanced. The fiber is soft and beautifully dyed. I realize that I am doing something women have been doing for centuries, but your spindle and fiber make me feel like I am a little "spoiled" and privileged to be able to do it. Thank you both for providing people with such wonderful tools."

Jackie G

falkland clematis

 

All of our colorways are dyed in small dyepots containing only 8 - 20 oz (227-567g) of  fiber each. We try to stay ahead but guessing which colorway is going to be most popular each week is difficult.  We, therefore, usually dye to order which means your hand dyed fiber may take a week or two to get out to you, and at holiday times may take a bit longer. Also we really do not have dyelot numbers.  It is best to order the amount you need to get the best matches.

 

"Well, that Tamarack & Spruce in Alpaca, Merino & Silk has been spun up and knitted up, into a Holden Shawlette and I’m very happy with the FO."

Meg

T&S meg shawl

See our colorways here

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 "Here is my finished mini shawl using the Falkland handspun:terry blue lagoon

It was a delight to spin and the colors are stunning (Blue Lagoon). The design is Diantha."

Terry

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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