Anyone else have good luck lately?
Friday I went to a craft supplies junk sale and found weavers wool, some weavers 'blending fiber' in red huge cone, looks like tinsel. more than a lifetime supply for me. (anyone want some?) a hundred or so bundles of this other blending fiber. its in one yard and 2 1/2 yard bundles. a bunch of colors of woolly nylon (looks like floss when wrapped.)and some other miscellaneous interesting stuff- mostly other 'blending fibers' A bunch of furs that look like a bleached muskrat. sort of a white blond color but otherwise looks like muskrat. going to try dying some of that. hope the skin doesn't turn to slime like the rabbit skin did.
Then yesterday went to a poultry and small animal auction. got some guinea fowl and old English game birds and a few pheasant. all interesting feathers and meat I really like. was a hundred bucks, but I doubt I could have gotten 9 hides of these sorts for that price anywhere already dried, and even if I did I wouldn't have the meat which is just as nice.
wonder if today is going to bring another fly tying score. hope not. I still have six birds to dress, and their hides to scrape and peg on boards to dry.
Anyway links to pics of some of the blending fibers. seriously if someone wants some of the red let me know and I'll find time to wind some off.