Category Archives: Spinning

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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