audiopurls

Episode 20 : Simplifying

The Wool n’ Spinning Podcast Episode 20 :: Simplifying April 2016 Thank you for listening! This week’s show is in the audio format and incredibly short. I make a few announcements and recap a few of my projects. I am a Craftsy affiliate. This means that when you click on the Craftsy ad within my website and… Continue reading Episode 20 : Simplifying

knitting · spinning · yarn

Is making yarn enough?

There have been some very interesting thoughts circling around in my mind recently about my making. Some of it may have to do with the ‘Slow Clothing’ movement, which has been steadily gaining momentum. I have come across many posts on Instagram about clothing purchased or made in the spirit of slow fashion, particularly in… Continue reading Is making yarn enough?

spinning

Fibre Friday

Each week, we all work on various fibre-related things that we are excited to share with one another. Some share on  Instagram (use #fiberfriday – note the American spelling to keep things simple on Instagram!) but some of us still blog about our fibre-y pursuits. If you’d like to join in, blog and post a… Continue reading Fibre Friday

handspun · spinning · yarn

cross-lacing.

If you have never heard of cross-lacing your flyer, you are not alone. I was in the dark for a long time, seeing photos of cross-laced flyers on Instagram and thinking it was just a cool technique for photographing a spin in-progress. I wasn’t totally wrong – yes, it looks neat and super technical when… Continue reading cross-lacing.

carding wool · fibre preparation · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · shawl · textured yarn

the other half.

Part of a project, for me, is the fibre prep and yarn spinning but the other half is the almost, if not more, important, which includes finishing the yarn and knitting something for use. This yarn started as an adventure in making ‘mini’ batts off my drum carder when it was new. I loved the… Continue reading the other half.

spinning

Fibre Friday

Each week, we all work on various fibre-related things that we are excited to share with one another. Some share on  Instagram (use #fiberfriday – note the American spelling to keep things simple on Instagram!) but some of us still blog about our fibre-y pursuits. If you’d like to join in, blog and post a… Continue reading Fibre Friday