Category Archives: Spinning

Wheelspun Hat

What do you do when you want cream or navy aran for a hat to go with your cranberry coat and know that you have maybe brown and dark green aran? You realize that the hat pattern uses little enough … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Spindles

The pull of the Turkish spindle is real.  Those spinning weights, those pretty little centerpull balls, they whisper, “Come play.  Come play.”  So my birthday list included one (non-specific).  I was lucky enough to receive one too.  It was far … Continue reading

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Birthday Extravagance

I may not have had cake, but my birthday was a doozy this year.  My husband bought me a Brother 1034D serger and my in-laws gave me this Ashford Traveller spinning wheel (a hand-me-down from my MIL, who decided that … Continue reading

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Holy Tangles Batman

  Late Night Plying Many are the posts and pins about plying from a center pull ball, though most of these are discussing plying using a wheel.  Many are the instructions for plying using two balls and things like flower … Continue reading

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Cobweb and Lambs

Spinning continues.  This time at cobweb weight with a lovely violet blue Polworth top.  It’s amazing how much spinning goes into making a very small cop when the yarn is so fine.  Sooner or later some effort may need to … Continue reading

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Still At It

This was the view during a brief stop on our bicycle ride this morning.  I’m waiting for photos of my last 3 sewing projects and working along on the grapevine tablecloth, but I do have some washed handspun to share. … Continue reading

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Angel’s Wilderness Woolery

That is the name given to the small spinning school a friend started at camp this year.  Last year’s instruction was very informal with children practicing spinning the drop spindle.  This year each child received a homemade drop spindle  and … Continue reading

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