Tag Archives: handspun

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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October Wrap-up

Sorry, I wasn’t able to weave any towels in October simply because the end of September and all of October were extremely busy for me, but all in a good way.  I give you here, all of the exciting learning … Continue reading

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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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