Category Archives: Spinning

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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Disappearing Nine Patch Update

It’s coming along… I need to take another photo.  I have added wide sashing around the quilt top and may add one more.  Then it’s ready to see if I REALLY want to try to quilt it on my sewing … 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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Naalbinding… again

I have some friends who would like to learn to naalbind.  As a result I decided I’d better re-learn the basics…lol  When my young granddaughter in law was here I found that I couldn’t remember how to start.. 😦   ughhh … Continue reading

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A Support Spindle Mode

I’ve watched You Tube videos of people spinning with Russian spindles for a long time.  Never could get the gist of why a person would use one..  Well… guess what I did.. I ordered this beauty from Maine Fiber Tools … 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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Hansen Mini E-Spinner … A New Love

For the last several months there has been a severe lack of “spinnage” around here.  I had a fall on the back porch early in the spring and it caused a flood of back and hip problems.  Using a treadle … Continue reading

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