Category Archives: Spinning

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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Tomorrow Begins a New Year!

What a busy time it’s been.  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.   The Christmas season was a busy one and it’s always a joy to have son John home for the holiday.  Today I will finish taking down all the … Continue reading

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One Million Hits.. How Can I Ever Thank You? !

  A SALUTE TO YOU! Sometime this evening or late tonight, this blog will have its ONE MILLIONth hit.  I have to say that I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of you who have visited over the nearly 5 … Continue reading

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“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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