Category Archives: Spinning

Icelandic Sheep fleece study

I joined a spinning study group – two days to focus on spinning fleece from one breed of sheep.  Our study for September 2015 was Icelandic Sheep.  What a lovely range of colours. Judith presented background information on the history … Continue reading

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Spinning in Edenvale

Last week I spent three days in spinning bliss at the annual Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild retreat at the Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre in Abbotsford.  Set in a beautiful country setting I had a great time relaxing … Continue reading

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Camel and Silk

I was first struck by the “feel” of this fibre – an amazingly soft and lustrous fibre of 50% camel and 50% silk, purchased from West Coast Colour and Carding at Fibres West.  Lynne has a fabulous way of dyeing … Continue reading

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Spring Break Spinning

Well, Winter Sessions have finished and Spring Break brings a much needed teaching break.  This was my first year teaching the Spinning and Dyeing class at Place des Arts, and along with teaching some new Intermediate Weaving workshops, I experienced … Continue reading

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Linda’s Blanket

My sister Linda had always been a sassy, spunky gal, but in early July I got the call that Linda had been diagnosed with lung cancer (yes, she was a smoker), and was to undergo Chemo right away.  I hopped … Continue reading

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Spinning Dark and Twisty

I have been spinning this merino/tencel top from Lynne Anderson, West Coast Colour and Carding, in what she calls her dark and twisty colours.         What a pleasure to spin.  Colours that look, from a distance, like a … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Cards

Yesterday was a fun day, spent at Brenda’s (Penelope Fibre Arts) where Kim McKenna (Claddagh Fibre Arts) taught an introductory workshop on Card Weaving.  Card weaving uses a set of cards, with holes punched in the four corners.  A huge … Continue reading

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