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
Although I sold my 32" Rigid Heddle to a dear friend, I decided to warp up my small Knitter's Sample-It loom (11" weaving width) with the yarn I'd spun for the Crafty Jak's Fibre Club installment in March. I'd mentioned this project on the podcast recently and I finally had a chance to warp up… Continue reading warping a rigid heddle on a board.
There are more than a few things that I love about Ravelry but one of the most important features is the ability to keep a working journal of my projects and yarns. The platform gives me the opportunity to keep my notes as detailed or simple as I would like from project-to-project. A few months… Continue reading handspun ‘Eden’ stole
Thank you for joining me this week! I have some exciting news to share! For those hoping to purchase e-book copies of the book, they are now available from Blurb. The links are here. Breed & Colour Studies went live this morning - be sure to read this post here for links. Welcome to new… Continue reading Episode 115: #slowcloth Shetland spin & Gotland/Silk spinning growth
Dear Spinning Circle ~ It's that time of year again! Another Breed & Colour Study is set to go-live next week! We started sharing photos in the thread in Ravelry and Katrina continues to look through it to see what you guys have been posting. A community member, Charlette (@carlota), posted this photo, which we… Continue reading Breed & Colour Study: Dorset Horn
Thank you joining me this week! Welcome to new and returning viewers - I appreciate you tuning in. Thank you to patrons of the show - you keep this little community alive and thriving! After a rocky start to March, I decided to take a small break during our Spring Break and get away. We… Continue reading Episode 114 Live: Unbraided, Fibres West & new Breed & Colour Study
I am so excited to be sitting here, writing this post to you because Teeswater is one of my most favourite wools to spin, along with all the other long wools. I just plain love ‘em! I started to really love them when I played around with some various drafting techniques and worked my way… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: March 2019 // Teeswater