One of the industry’s favorite hand dyers of yarn and fiber is Anzula, based in California. I love the consistency and colorways of their fiber braids which include Ocean, Forest, Garden, and Fire. Sabrina searches for yarn bases and fiber that are luxurious and high quality. Anzula also sells a variety of undyed natural fiber. Don’t get me wrong, I like working with hand-dyed braids, but there’s something about natural fiber that just softens my heart! It’s this subtle beauty and purity that I prefer. When I spin for myself, I want to connect with the animal and it’s fiber as it was grown on the animal (with some processing in this case). I guess I am just a purist at heart. I realized this when I looked at all of the un-dyed shades of luxury fiber in my Anzula stash and decided that I am going to focus on the basics for Spinzilla.
I have about four pounds of fiber including silk, merino/silk blend, BFL, merino with a bit of sparkle (ok that is not completely natural, but I couldn’t resist!), corriedale, yak, baby llama, baby camel/merino, pure brown baby camel, and baby alpaca. I can’t wait! I had to put it in a box on the top shelf where I wouldn’t be tempted to spin it early.
If you would like to get Anzula fiber for Spinzilla, don’t hesitate to ask your local yarn/fiber shop to order some. Ask now to ensure delivery by Spinzilla. Planning ahead is key. What are your spinning plans for Spinzilla?
Denise Renee Grace
Denise Renee Grace first learned to weave as a student at Bethel College. She later moved to Boulder and worked in a re-purposed product company where Barry Schacht discovered her and hired her to work in our sales and service department. Denise’s first love is spinning and she is especially fond of working with natural fibers on all four of her Schacht Wheels. When it comes to weaving, tabby tickles her. In charge of customer care, Denise spends her days here helping people—something she does so well.