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
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
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
The final installment of fibre club is here! I want to start by thanking everyone who has been in the club, both past and present, and supported Wool n’ Spinning by doing so. Much of the work that I have been able to get off the ground here has been because of fibre club –… Continue reading January Reveal: Sailor’s Delight
Each week, we all work on various fibre-related things that we are excited to share with one another. Some share on Instagram (use #fiberfriday – note the American spelling to keep things simple on Instagram!) but some of us still blog about our fibre-y pursuits. If you’d like to join in, blog and post a… Continue reading Fibre Friday