Dear Spinning Circle, I am so pleased to announce the next iteration of Breed & Colour Studies, dyed by our amazing Katrina Stewart of Crafty Jaks Boutique, is ready to go! She will be listing* and releasing the fibre on Friday, October 25th (THIS FRIDAY!) at 12:00pm PST. The listing will then be made public… Continue reading Breed & Colour Studies: Organic Polwarth
Dear Spinning Circle, Thank you so much for your reception of the latest Breed & Colour Study! Katrina and I were beyond pleased with your comments and excitement. To be able to host events like this twice a year is amazing and I hope the experience of spinning the organic Polwarth is wonderful. Katrina shared… Continue reading Breed & Colour Studies: Update
Breed & Colour Studies: Where we have Been & Where we might be Going On the most recent episode of Wool n' Spinning Radio, Becca posed the thought that many of us may have seen our spinning and fibre choices change over the past couple of years as a result of Breed & Colour Studies.… Continue reading A Recap of Breed & Colour Studies
Final fibre club spin for Crafty Jaks. Nests of Welsh & Mohair to handspin and then chain-ply with demo in the podcast.
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
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
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