Shetland wool yarn

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Shetland wool yarn

Post by RickA » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:56 pm

For those that use Jamieson's, there's a place in Seattle Wa. called Little Knits.
They are running a sale and from what I understand, prices on wool will increase soon.
L.K. has a nice selection of spindrift but shipping might appear steep for only a few skeins.

https://www.littleknits.com/yarn.html?cat=2650

Could there be a Flymph yarn swap in the future?
I have more than I will ever use but there's more out there that I want.
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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by letumgo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:19 pm

There is a UK vendor on Etsy selling the Jamieson Spindrift yarn fo $4.80/skein. Shipping is free to the US, if order is over $35.00.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/692769629/ ... ft-yarn-in

I have not purchased from this vendor, but have been considering it...
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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by joaniebo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:09 am

Rick / Ray

I have a full skein of the Shetland Oyster yarn if you want any.

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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by letumgo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:08 pm

Thank you for the offer, but I will decline. I’ve already got some of the Oyster yarn (good stuff!).
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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:49 pm

Cut into small lengths and mixed in a coffee grinder, the Oyster 290 yarn makes some nice dubbing.
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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:34 pm

Bob,

I'm familiar with the Oyster 290 as a substitute for the Killer Bug yarn. I have a lifetime supply and would love to see a fly you've tied using the cut up yarn as dubbing.

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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by joaniebo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:21 am

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Bob,

I'm familiar with the Oyster 290 as a substitute for the Killer Bug yarn. I have a lifetime supply and would love to see a fly you've tied using the cut up yarn as dubbing.

Thanks- Ken
Ken

As you wish. Did these a LONG time ago.

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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by letumgo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:32 pm

Fist bump! ;)
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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by RickA » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm

Bob,
I already have a skein of oyster and a few other flavors.
The autumn for caddis and BWO's and paprika for iso's and spinners really stands out.
Take a pinch after a spin in the grinder and hand card in other colors as you dub.
... and nice job on the killer bugs. 8-)
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Re: Shetland wool yarn

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:34 am

Bob,

I appreciate the photos. I will have to cut some up and put it in my little 70s-era seed/coffee mill.

Thanks- Ken
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