spindle spinning · spinning

Spinner Spotlight: Rebecka “Becca” Roy

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: Rebecka “Becca” Roy

knitting · Patreon · process · spinning · spinzilla · toque · videopurls · wool n' spinning

Episode 81: Happy Happy Spinzilla!

Happy Spinzilla! I hope you are tuning in this week because your spinning wheel (or spindle) is turning fast, and you are making tons and tons of yarn! This week, I announce some giveaway winners from last month and this month as part of the Patreon support. Speaking of Patreon, thank you to those who… Continue reading Episode 81: Happy Happy Spinzilla!

dyeing · process · spinning

Colour & Breed Studies: October to March

It’s that time again! We will be starting a new colour studies in the Ravelry group and SLACK channel in the coming weeks. I will be setting up a new thread for this next set of colour studies … and please expect something slightly different this time round! Our dear friend, Katrina, will be dyeing… Continue reading Colour & Breed Studies: October to March

handspun · knitting · Patreon · process · shawl · spinning · textured yarn · videopurls · wool n' spinning · yarn

Episode 80 LIVE: This is what happens when I don’t podcast for a while …

Today, we chatted about new beginnings and changes in our home life. We discovered how I build my spinner’s control cards, my thought process and some examples, as a result of a question asked. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach me in the Ravelry group or here! Next, we explored many finished spins from the past couple of weeks which are finished because I haven’t been podcasting! This is what happens when there’s a bit of a break! haha Lastly, I share a new, non-handspun project that is part of our ongoing Stashdown CAL (craft-along) on Ravelry. I hope you enjoy the show!

fibre preparation · knitting with handspun · Patreon · process · spinning · Tour de Fleece · videopurls · wool n' spinning

Episode 79: Storing raw fibre, Amethyst & POP! Blanket seaming

Thank you for tuning in this week! Thank you to new and returning viewers of the show, and a huge thank you to those who support the show through Patreon – you guys are the ones who keep it on the air month to month! This week, I am constantly interrupted by the kids –… Continue reading Episode 79: Storing raw fibre, Amethyst & POP! Blanket seaming

carding wool · fibre preparation · handspun · process · spindle spinning · spinning · yarn

Breed & Colour Study: Gotland & Split Complement

These past 6 months, we have been exploring the breed Gotland in the Ravelry group, as well as the play of split complementary colour schemes on fibre. I think one of the biggest learning curves I experienced when I was a new spinner was how to manage and handle colour. The opportunity to explore different… Continue reading Breed & Colour Study: Gotland & Split Complement

family · process · spinning

summer reflections

In terms of longer, harder, attention-requiring projects, I’ve been planning a few spins of larger quantity. I have some Corriedale to comb that I never finished, a Clun Forest lamb’s fleece that I never spun and two pounds of a Mohair/Romney pin-drafted roving to spin. I also have 200 grams of line-rhetted flax I’d like to explore.