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CraftyJAKS: May 2019 // Charollais

May has been a busy month so I decided to break down the gradient batt that Katrina prepared this month and spin the Charollais fibre end-to-end, with a little pre-drafting for smooth spinning, while working my way across the batt systematically. I have never had the pleasure of spinning Charollais before, although I have spun… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: May 2019 // Charollais

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Episode 117 Live: Shetland, Lava Love, Carlotta’s Stones & Crepe Yarn

Thank you for joining me this week. Welcome to new and returning viewers. I appreciate your time spent with me. Welcome to new and old patrons of the show - you guys keep us on the air month-after-month! This week, I share some spinning and fibre preparation that people have been working on for the… Continue reading Episode 117 Live: Shetland, Lava Love, Carlotta’s Stones & Crepe Yarn

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handspun ribbed shawl cuff

Completely on a whim one evening, I decided to make a shawl cuff for my recent handspun shawl. The shawl is quite over-sized and I thought it would be nice to have something to fastened the shawl with, keeping it in place to wear. Shawl cuffs were everywhere at Fibres West this year and I… Continue reading handspun ribbed shawl cuff

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Episode 116: woven Eden stole, shawl cuff & Bastidor handspun

Thank you for joining me this week. This month, there will be 3 shows due to our missed show in March. I'm not sure what has been going on over here the past couple of weeks but I have a ton of finished items to share with you. While I haven't had much in terms of… Continue reading Episode 116: woven Eden stole, shawl cuff & Bastidor handspun

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CraftyJAKS: April 2019 // UK Organic

This month was well within my comfort zone, which I’ve been exploring these past few months through this club. The nests of fibre are some of my favourite fibre preparations – I just love unwrapping the nests and pulling them into long strips. From there, I usually pre-draft them slightly along the length of the… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: April 2019 // UK Organic