Category Archives: Spinning

“Can’t you buy more perfect yarn at the store?”

  Have you ever had that question asked?  In fact… have you ever had it asked over and over?  I have.  The thought behind that question is that homespun is thick and thin, not always perfect… Well.. here’s the answer … Continue reading

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Is Spinning, Dyeing and Hand Knitting Cost Effective?

Back in July some of us got together and had a “dye” day.  It was great fun and during the processing I found a piece of wool roving (mystery wool since I have forgotten which bag it originally came out … Continue reading

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Hopefully Heather

I knew the mystery roving of yesterday had felted a little… but when I started working with it last night it was not anywhere as bad as I thought it was going to be.   As it turns out, there was … Continue reading

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Red River Fiber Arts and Kool Aid Dyeing

Yesterday a few of “us girls” from the RRFA  gathered at my house and we had a “Dye In”… ;o) I had some Blue Faced Leicester spun up and some mystery wool roving so we proceeded to dye it. What … Continue reading

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Apple Leef Farm… Second Saturday Spin-In Day! (free patterns)

This time last Saturday I was on my way to Van Alstyne, TX with my friend Pat.  It was my first time to attend a spin-in and the first time to Apple Leef Farm.  What a lovely day!  I had … Continue reading

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Update: Build Your Own Mini Great Wheel Tutorial

Spin-Off Magazine has had a tutorial online since about 2006 to help those of us who are “mechanically challenged” to build our own mini great wheel.  It’s a wonderful tutorial with pictures for almost every step in the process.  I … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Patterns.com, Crafty Diversions.com, My Tablet Weaving and SAFF

Thought I would drop in and let everyone know that Free Quilt Patterns.com has some new quilt patterns on their awesome site of hundred or more free quilt patterns…   I’m using the little snowman clipart to remind myself that … Continue reading

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Please Get Permission….

I have put several free patterns that were created by me  up on this site.  They were uploaded with the thought in mind that others might like to use them.  If they are  used  for personal use… that’s great.  If they are … Continue reading

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NanoEffects…. Free Knitting Patterns

It’s been a busy week around here. What with trips around Texas and Oklahoma, there has been little time for anything other than enjoying the pleasure of visiting with our son and daughter in law. Since they live way up … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece… Fini!

I made it… I finished all the chocolate merino pencil roving last night.  It is now Navajo plied (3 ply) sport weight yarn.  Finished last night was 316 yards to add to the almost 300 yards already done. While I … Continue reading

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