Tag Archives: Merino

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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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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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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Spinning Away

I have been spinning, about an hour a day over the past few weeks. I spun this beauty from a hand painted roving purchased from the Western Australia guild yarn cupboard and created by “woolgatherings”.  I had been hoping to … Continue reading

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