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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

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warping a rigid heddle on a board.

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.

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handspun ‘Eden’ stole

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

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Episode 115: #slowcloth Shetland spin & Gotland/Silk spinning growth

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

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Breed & Colour Study: Dorset Horn

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

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Episode 114 Live: Unbraided, Fibres West & new Breed & Colour Study

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


CraftyJAKS: March 2019 // Teeswater

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