Dear Spinning Circle,
Happy Winter Holidays – whatever you celebrate or don’t celebrate, I hope that at this time of year, you are able to slow down, spend some time making & planning projects for the New Year!
Each month, I release Spinning Purls, which is the teaching content that those who are Patrons of the community enjoy! Released on the first Thursday of each month is an accompanying PDF download for those Co-Executive Producers of the show – it is an opportunity to read what is coming in the Spinning Purls Vlog for the month, see extra photos and often, charts, tables and graphics to accompany the content for the month.
Remember that Co-Executive Producers see their names in the show credits at the end of each podcast episode on the Live Stream and The Wool Circle! It’s one way for me to say a HUGE ThAnk YOu in each episode for supporting the community, work & growth here at Wool n’ Spinning.
At the same time, this year, we were studying the sheep breed, Radnor! Katrina Stewart of Crafty Jaks Boutique had created an amazing study for us to engage in for the year – she really outdid herself this year!
The Wool n’ Spinning Community took this study by storm and I had the pleasure of sharing many of your yarns, projects and makes on the podcast throughout the year, including Seussarian socks, combination spun and plied yarns, beautiful chain-ply and more.
I took my time with this study, starting slow and figuring out what I wanted to do with it. There were a few guiding principles – I wanted to maximise yardage for something woven and showcase the two analogous colourways as best as possible. From September 2022 – December 2022, I wrote and recorded Spinning Purls about my journey through this study, including information about the Welsh breed, mostly isolated in it’s breeding program for many generations due to geographical location, spinning this yarn and finally, weaving beatuiful overshot scarves.
I’ve spent this month re-capping some of the content from the PDFs for you to read here, on the blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little insight into what the Co-Executive Producer is all about, that you will consider joining us!
The Radnor study was a huge success this year – thank you to everyone who participated.
If you are curious about what other Spinning Purls content you would have access to with joining, please have a look here. It’s pretty comprehansive! And of course, the major reason to join is the amazing community you would be accessing, which mostly takes place over on Slack. I hope to ‘see’ you over there!