Tag Archives: handspinning

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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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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Vacation In Reality

When we left for vacation the mistaken idea that there would be downtime for stitching went with me, but the only craft which really had any progress was spinning.  While my husband was driving I could spin as long as … Continue reading

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Weekend at the Woolery

Spent last weekend at Angel’s Wilderness Woolery and have been having the odd experience of my handspun sliding right off my spindle when it gets somewhat full.  Feels like I am skipping a step by not having to wind it … Continue reading

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