On Friday last week, I posted that I had photographed and cataloged all of my dyed fiber. So it was time to get to work on my natural, undyed fibers. I have a really diverse collection that includes different sheep wools, mohair, silk, and luxuries like angora and mink. I love having those bits of luxury fibers to admire and pet, but I haven't yet given myself permission to use them. I'm still quite firmly in the reverence stage for these fibers. Until I know that I can do them justice with my spinning skills, they'll remain unspun and serve as inspiration & motivation to keep improving my technique.
But the important news, the milestone achieved, is that I have a complete catalog of my unspun fiber stash! I have photos and details of all of my fibers logged into my Ravelry stash. I debated using a different stash tool, either creating my own or there are even apps available for it on my iPhone. But in the end I decided that would be kinda like reinventing the wheel and I didn't need to add a layer of work on to this inventory project.
So what does this mean? It means for the first time, I actually know exactly what I have in my unspun fiber stash, including what it is, how much there is, and with a photo for every item. I will now be able to browse through my catalog and easily pick out my fibers for a project. This is awesome!
Here are a few of the natural, undyed fibers that I found during this inventory work:
Pearl mohair locks:
Mixed grey & brown Lincoln lamb locks:
plucked English angora:
baby alpaca combed top: