Category Archives: Fiber Preparation

Spinning and Dyeing BFL

I love Blue Faced Leicester wool.  It has a long staple, it’s easy to spin and it has a bit of a sheen.  Wonderful against the skin… it’s just one of my favorites. I haven’t done a lot of spinning … Continue reading

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Mystery Wool… Kool Aid Dyed

Finally beginning to feel more like myself after surgery on the 2nd.  Yippee!   Had some mystery wool lying in my closet that I finally got out my spinning wheel and made short work of…  but then had surgery so the … Continue reading

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DFW Yarn Crawl, y’all… It’s Almost Here!

This will be the 3rd year for the DFW Yarn Crawl, y’all.  Interest and participation is growing each year and this year presents as a great opportunity to get out and find new yarn and fiber merchants and meet and … Continue reading

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Apple Leef Farm.. New Calendar of Events for November

Leef of Apple Leef Farm of Van Alstyne, TX has just posted her new events calendar for November.  There are always several classes a month that I would love to take, but alas…can only do so many. There are 2 … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Wondering…

I decided that I wanted to give my blog a face lift.  So I did the thing called “Try it!  You’ll like it!”  Well, I didn’t like it and when I came back to this look all my widgets were … Continue reading

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Ingram Arts Show, Tupelo, OK

I have an aunt and uncle (twins) who turned 80 years old this year.  My aunt has wanted to have an art show in honor of my grandparents for years.   There is a lot of talent in the family and … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Yarn Swift…

Back in the previous incarnation of Fabric Follies Two … called Fabric Follies .. I posted a link to Crafty Diversions .  At the time I was just learning to spin and was so fascinated with her free tutorial for making … Continue reading

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