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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

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

handspun · spinning · textured yarn · yarn

CraftyJAKS: January 2019 // Herdwick

Updated: I added a prep video of how I managed the batt to get ready for spinning. This is to help spinners see the various ways we can manage our prep of different fibres. See below! One of the main reasons I love fibre clubs so much is because they push you outside of your… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: January 2019 // Herdwick

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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 86 LIVE: Merry Holidays!

Thank you for joining me this month! Each year, I take a couple of weeks in December to spend time with my family and re-charge for the new year. This is the last show for 2017 and I want to take a moment to say thank you for an amazing year & I look forward… Continue reading Episode 86 LIVE: Merry Holidays!

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

weaving · yarn

The Language of Love

Today is my son's 5th birthday! How has the time passed this quickly?! I hope you are celebrating something wonderful this summer, too! My dear friend Katrina recently released a line of yarn to honour her friend Ann, who is currently battling cancer and just finished receiving a round of chemo in the States as… Continue reading The Language of Love