I got a Phat Fiber Fluff Box in the mail. Did you hear me squee?
Don’t know what Phat Fiber is? There is a detailed description here, but in a nutshell it is a box of samples, either fiber, yarn or a mix. Fiber artists contribute a certain number of small samples that they have dyed, carded and packaged as they are inspired by the theme of the month. Phat Fiber boxes go on sale once a month and there is a limited number of each box, so you have to click quickly.
The theme for August is Bollywood!
Look at the beautiful box full of fiber:
Phat Fiber Fluff Box for August
20 little fiber packages, not counting the extra goodies like buttons, henna and a cool bangle to wrap in handspun.
I knew you wanted a closer look
The fiber artists that contributed obviously had fun with the theme, it shows in fiber sample andÂ in the individual packaging. The detail is wonderful from special fonts and photos to silk ribbons to tiny bells.
Packaging details - look at the tiny bells
Unwrapped the fiber looks like this : 7.75 ounces of fiber to spin.
Almost 8 ounces of fiber - look at the sparkle!
The variety of fiber combinations and color is huge. So what doesn a spinner do with .5 ounce amounts of 20 different fiber blends?
This spinner corespins.
Corespinning in the sunshine
I plan to corespin all of the fiber, grabbing the fiber randomly from a big bowl. Sometimes I use all of the .5 ounce in one shot, sometimes I only use half. I am amazed at how it’s all coming together. Corespinning really showcases the fibers and makes a cool looking yarn. I am working on making my corespun yarn balance so I can use it to knit with.
Anyone have tips for balancing corespun yarn?
Let me talk about the collection of fiber artists that contributed to this particular box.
I am an unapologetic fiber wh*re – I have a big stash, I look at fiber and touch fiber every day, I talk about fiber and fiber people every day (yes, I love my job) , but most of the fiber folks in this box of fine fluff were new to me.Â I love that.