The Snowcap hummingbird not only has wonderful, rich colors, but is adorably tiny- just 2.5 grams! They’re so tiny they are easily confused with bugs! They make their nests in part out of cobwebs and have a jaunty white cap of feathers.  All this and they have a whole bronze/purple thing going on.  What’s not to love?

Thanks so much to Kiki for her lovely painting!

July’s fiber is Kent Romney lambswool.  It’s strong with a nice sheen, a puffy, silky medium wool suitable for sweaters, hats, mittens, socks, etc., that will see a good bit of wear. The wool really soaks up the dye and shows it to its best advantage with its serious shine. This lambswool is finer than adult wool, coming in at 27-29 microns instead of the usual 35 microns.

This is the final fiber in our Year of Birds.  I hope you enjoyed it!