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Spinner Spotlight :: Robin Wiest

The Handspinner Spotlight is an opportunity for me to share with all of you some of the amazing handspinners out there in our community. It is an opportunity to see some of their work, as well as start to get to know a little bit about who they are and what brought them to spinning.… Continue reading Spinner Spotlight :: Robin Wiest

fibre preparation · spindle spinning · spinning · yarn

Running out of stash.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my stash lately and wondering what I’m going to do with some of the fibre I have accumulated over time. My enthusiasm and excitement lays with natural shades and local fibre but I’ve been feeling the pull of some smaller, brighter spinning projects. As well, I have two projects… Continue reading Running out of stash.

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GIVEAWAY WINNER // Turtlemade Spindle

I was completely blown away by the response for the Turtlemade giveaway. I want to thank each and every one of you for your replies, thoughts and comments about spindles. What an amazing community of handspinners we are a part of! I feel so blessed to be a part of this growing community. So, are… Continue reading GIVEAWAY WINNER // Turtlemade Spindle

handspun · spindle spinning · spinning · spinzilla

little effort.

This Spinning Socks Six Pack in Panda (60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo rayon, 10% nylon) from Sweet Georgia Yarns has been sitting in my stash since October 2014. That is almost two years ago because I received it as part of spinning with Team Sweet Georgia in Spinzilla that year! I’m not a big stasher,… Continue reading little effort.

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Fibre Friday.

For Fibre Friday this week, there is a new site devoted just to #fiberfriday and it can be found here. Please have a look - I chose this route for ease of seeing people’s linked up blogs. I hope this is not too inconvenient! Thank you for your understanding. Each week, we all work on various… Continue reading Fibre Friday.

carding wool · dyeing · fibre preparation · handspun · spinning · yarn

it’s not over until …

Remember back in November 2015 I took a weekend-long workshop at Maiwa in dyeing? Then I had a weekend of dyeing fun a few weeks later and created a gorgeous skein of hand-painted Romney in natural dyes. I was really proud of the saturation of colours I was able to achieve, based on some direction… Continue reading it’s not over until …

cardigan · handspun · knitting · knitting with handspun · sweater · yarn

a waltz.

After my previous post about this yarn, I got to thinking about why most projects have some area of angst or turmoil about them. If I can see that turmoil through by letting it be, leaving it for another project and coming back to it, or trying something else entirely new, then generally something inevitably… Continue reading a waltz.