Tag Archives: Spinning

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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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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In a Blink

This last period of time, from Spring Break to Easter, flew by in a blink.  A BLINK!  A quick opening and closing of the eyes and it was gone.  At the same time, so many good things happened in this … Continue reading

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A Quiet Spinning Day at Festival of the Arts

Snow has blanketed our neighbourhood, bringing calm, but making the streets a little slippery.   Snow is not all that usual in the Vancouver area, with only 2 or 3 snowfalls a winter, so we really are not used to … Continue reading

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It all started with Karaoke

As Karl Lagerfeld has said, “Some things never go out of fashion in the world of fashion: jeans, the white shirt, and the Chanel jacket.” Ahh, the Chanel Jacket.  It’s classic, reported to be comfortable and easy to wear, and … Continue reading

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Why Weave on a Winter Solstice?

Tomorrow is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year.  Today it is snowing.   As I look at the snowy trees outside my window, sipping a warm cup of tea, I am thankful for the warmth of central heating inside … Continue reading

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Soft & Squishy

Remember this?   It is now this:  four yummy skeins of soft and squishy woolen spun yarn.      I’m not sure what I am going to make with it yet, but loved the experience of spinning these natural coloured Moorit … Continue reading

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What the Heck is a Bilby?

Saturday we took a trip to Bilby Yarns, our local weaving and spinning shop here in Perth.  The shop is located at the corner of Harrison Street and Hillary Street in Willagee, a suburb south of the city.  It is … Continue reading

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Spinning Again

I have been staying in the last couple of days due to the very windy and rainy weather.  Well, the rain had to come sometime I suppose.  Now it is starting to feel a little Winter-ish, but of course, not … Continue reading

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