Tag Archives: handspun

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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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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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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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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Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival

A couple of weeks ago we visited a local fiber festival.  The rain kept all of the animals away much to the disappointment of my husband.  The kids got over it as soon as their little fingers touched fiber.  Soon … 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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