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Category: spinning

  • Wordless Wednesday: Bobbin Video

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo56rpBt_9I]

  • The Week July 17-July 23

    Last week: Begin knitting the commissioned shawl. One of the yarns has already arrived and I can get started on the first part of it before the second skein arrives. Done. The second skein arrived last Monday, so there was no lag time or head start at all. I’m roughly halfway through it, maybe a…

  • The Week July 10-July 16

    Last week: Carry on with Aranami/Imanara. Check. Finish the pinks in the Fox Embroidery project. Almost! I have four more small things to embroider with pink. Spin for Tour de Fleece every day. Check check check check, etc. I’ve surprised myself by getting a little into it too, so my spinning mojo is coming back.…

  • The Week July 3-July 9

    Last week: Pick up Aranami (which I did knit on over the weekend) and knit more wedges. I finished the row I was working on and wove in all the ends from the row before (I’m spit splicing ends and using them to pick up stitches for new wedges where I can to save on…

  • Ruts and Getting Out of Them

    I’ve been in a rut, a slump. After being on fire creatively for most of the spring, June found me winding down some and busy with other things, like my son’s high school graduation and his college orientation. This is just part of what’s going on with one of my boys; the other two have…

  • TBT: British Isles and Cloth Making

    There’s a theory in the fashion world that a period of austerity or recession heralds a return to the comfort and familiarity of tried-and-tested classics.  In this way, we seek solace in what we think of as our heritage. Certainly, many of the collections in the shops for this winter feature designs that have their…

  • Rolags

    I’m participating in my first ever fiber swap via a Facebook group I joined about a month ago, Fiber Artists and Yarn Spinners. I have 2 swap partners, one sending me something and one I’m sending something to. I have another 2 weeks (I think) to send something, but my sending partner messaged me yesterday…

  • Catching Up: Shenandoah Valley Fiber Fest

    For once I have too much to write about: SVFF, natural dye projects, the sweater I’m knitting out of my own handspun yarn, roller derby, and probably some other things I’m forgetting about. I’m planning on posting more about all of this stuff, particularly the natural dying (madder, mushrooms, pokeberry & bittersweet), but I’ve been…

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