Category Archives: Spinning

Spinning Fun

As the snow continues to build up outside, I have been snuggled down and spinning.    The fibre is titled “Unsung”and dyed by Kinfolk in blues, pinks, greens and purples.  100% organic Polwarth wool.  It became a soft, heathery yarn, … Continue reading

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In Praise of Threads

For me, creativity is taking a simple length of thread and creating something marvelous from it.  Or, if not something marvelous, then at least something useful! Now, my attempts to manipulate thread can be as messy or as beautiful as … Continue reading

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I Never Felt More Like Spinning the Blues

So the 1950’s song by Guy Mitchell (I never felt more like singing the blues) was running through my brain as I was spinning this beautiful fibre: a luxury blend of 60& Merino wool, 20% Yak, and 20% silk, Hand … Continue reading

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A Diversified Way of Reducing Stash

One of my goals this year is to reduce my inventory of handspun yarns.  Really, my super stash exceeds its dedicated cupboard space. And I’m not sure buying more shelving is the way to go. Luckily, my need to reduce … Continue reading

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Denim Dreams

Every textile, fibre, or yarn that moves through my hands sparks a thought, a memory, an emotion or a flight of imagination.  I get lost and my mind wanders, following the thread . . . . . . I have … Continue reading

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A Spinning Odyssey

My spinning wheel has been busy this month spinning these beautiful colour combinations from fibre hand dyed by my friend Brenda at Penelope Fibre Arts.  The fibre is Blue Faced Leister.  The colour combinations are: Fall Bouquet Northern Lights Medieval … Continue reading

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September Towels At Last

The September towels are such a great representation of Autumn.      Easy weaving, in Turned Monk’s Belt, since all the work is in the warping.  Once on the loom they wove up quickly and it was an easy pattern to … Continue reading

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