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Colour & Breed Studies: Apr – Sept 2018

Another instalment of Colour & Breed Studies have started! I'm excited to announce some coupon codes (in a linked post) for Patreon subscribers of the show to use and to reveal the amazing colours Katrina came up with this time round! As many of you know, we alternate between combed top and carded prep each… Continue reading Colour & Breed Studies: Apr – Sept 2018

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Episode 84: Taking you along with me!

Thank you for joining me this week - I have some exciting news to share about the Breed and Colour studies this week. I am pretty excited to be able to spoiler the colourways to you and I plan to start spinning ASAP! I take you along with me as I wind bobbins for my… Continue reading Episode 84: Taking you along with me!

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Colour & Breed Study: Oct 2017–March 2018

A few weeks ago, we started generating photos for our next colour and breed study. Over time, these studies have evolved and changed. When they first started, they were two distinct studies that ran concurrently but now, they are combined so that our conversations can be richer, our pocketbooks go further and we can study… Continue reading Colour & Breed Study: Oct 2017–March 2018

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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

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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

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Breed Study :: Coopworth

Finally, after placing ‘spin Coopworth’ on my To-Do list for the past month, I was able to sit down and fully enjoy this spin. It was part of the Breed Study that I am currently hosting in the Ravelry group and I really wanted to savour this fibre when I had a chance. It was… Continue reading Breed Study :: Coopworth

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Episode 30

Thank you joining me this week! The winners of Tour de Fleece are announced – thank you especially to Becca, Fran, Rachel and Nina for their prize donations. I chat about some sweater progress, waiting to ply and clearing off some bobbins. The fibre for the Breed Studies is revealed – please feel free to… Continue reading Episode 30