Category Archives: Spinning

First Finishes 2020

It is a strong year so far for crafting. With my foot heeling up well enough for at least some wheel spinning allowing me to ply two previously spun fibers. These are now waiting for their baths. They pile of … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

I’ve no idea how old these socks are, but they’ve finally developed almost worn through spots. They are made of…probably something synthetic…, but they are warm so maybe a mix of synthetic and wool? I couldn’t figure out a good … Continue reading

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What TO DO List?

It’s been an interesting week. I had a spin-in and an EGA meeting. Essentially two play days. Today, I followed a hot lead from spin-in to a local flea market to look at used fiber arts items hoping to find … Continue reading

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Deep Purple Alpaca Blend

Spun, plied and still waiting to be washed. This 1 lb. skein of wool/alpaca/silk is soft and thick.  My first wheel spun, wheel plied yarn turned out well. It’s part of a gift.  Do you gift your handspun? How much … Continue reading

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Festival Season

Rain and more rain means that summer isn’t summery and fall is a bit of a mess. It means canceled plans and new opportunities. Cancelled plans do have their upsides. While getting to camp has been nigh impossible, getting to … Continue reading

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See the Sparkles?

My first skein of drop spindle spun mill ends is 382.5 yds of two ply.  Wheel plying sure is a treat.  It remains unfinished because I suspect it will be used for weaving and would thus be better washed after … Continue reading

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As I Was Saying

Back when O was going to teach at Sheep and Wool Day, I was discussing with him the fact that he “No, he shouldn’t put it [his spindle] in his backpack…It would need some sort of hardcase to protect it…” … Continue reading

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New Spinning Skills Combo

Long Draw Spinning was so fun I spun all of my bobbins full. As I mentioned in a previous post, two became a single plying ball and turned into some interesting yarn. The others waited until Wheel Spa Day was … Continue reading

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Spinning Wheel Spa

Living the Rural life means regularly getting boxes in the mail. It is a matter of access and cost, but I could do a whole series of posts on that. It would be interesting to make some comparisons with someone … Continue reading

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Plied Longdraw

Having filled my bobbins during my longdraw class with a variety of colors I took the easy method of winding two off into a plying ball and creating a lovely pink/teal/aqua ball of yarn.  I’m expecting this to be popular … Continue reading

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