carding wool · handspun · process · spinning · yarn

CraftyJAKS: May 2019 // Charollais

May has been a busy month so I decided to break down the gradient batt that Katrina prepared this month and spin the Charollais fibre end-to-end, with a little pre-drafting for smooth spinning, while working my way across the batt systematically. I have never had the pleasure of spinning Charollais before, although I have spun… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: May 2019 // Charollais

fibre preparation · handspun · process · spinning · yarn

CraftyJAKS: February 2019 // Rambouillet

Last month, we discussed being pushed outside our comfort zone with fibre. This month, we are going to discuss comfort-zone pushing when it comes to fibre preparation. How often do we tend to spin the same preparation because we love the finished yarn we achieve time and again? Do you always prep from raw fleece… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: February 2019 // Rambouillet

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

cardigan · knitting

Yarn Reveal: Delicious DK from Crafty Jak’s Boutique

I’ve been really excited to talk about this knit and haven’t been able to because I’ve been waiting for my dear friend, Katrina, to give me the green light to go ahead! We had been chatting about the idea of a sweater knit out of her new yarn and I had a few ideas about… Continue reading Yarn Reveal: Delicious DK from Crafty Jak’s Boutique