Friday, February 03, 2006

Sheep Mate

Veronica used to have another place, a little display shop called Little Wool Shed. The place is now owned by two young Japanese women, Toyoko and Chiyo. Chiyo, under the name "Sheep Mate" spins fabulous yarn on a Kiwi (Toyoko spins on an Ashford Joy). Her specialty is thick and thin yarn which, when made into a scarf and worn around the neck, looks like a yarn choker (see photo).

In the basket are handdyed rovings in little plastic bags. Chiyo uses Ashford dyes.