Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Spirited Chalice - Hand Painted Merino

Spirited Chalice, 4oz of hand painted Merino wool, is now listed for sale at Wind Rose. I was seriously tempted to take a couple ounces of this first batch and spin it up. I think it would be nice to have an example for people to see, but the truth is, I'm just not sure I have the time right now, so why break up the batch?

Also, I'm kind of torn about whether to spin samples or not. This roving and others like it could take on more than one look depending on how it's spun. Perhaps it's better to leave it up to the buyer's imagination. What do you think? Do you like to see spun samples when you buy roving?


Hellchick said...

To be honest, I think I'd rather NOT see a sample. The reason is that spinners can spin roving in myriad ways, and if I see a sample pre-spun it might lock me into a preconceived notion about what the final product might look like. I kind of like the mystery of looking at roving and thinking about how I personally am going to use that particular dye job.

Jenn said...

Thanks Hellchick, I tend to agree.