handspun shaelyn.

I am so excited to share this project with you! I knit like the wind on it – not wanting to put it down for anything (including spinning!) else. It was one of those ‘savouring’ projects that some along once in a while. You know the ones? Where you stop and admire the yarn? Stretching…

Sheep Breed: Blue Faced Leicester

I always say Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) is my favourite sheep & subsequently, fibre to work with, both in spinning and knitting. If you google ‘blue faced leicester’, much information is available on these quiet tempered sheep. According to the BFL Sheep Breeders Association (2015), these sheep are the single most prolific commercial yarn producers…

February {Videopurl}. Episode 2 ~ The one with many parts.

I can’t believe we are in February already! Welcome to Episode 2. It seems fitting that I spend quite a bit of the show talking about fractal spinning and this ended up being recorded in a few parts! I hope it’s not too choppy for you while you watch :) Thank you for bearing with…

Dorset, woollen style.

As I continue on my journey towards becoming a more experienced spinner, I am learning about new-to-me sheep breeds and technical aspects of spinning. Dorset was the September 2014 Spunky Eclectic Fibre Club, a short-stapled but resilient down wool. Dorset’s staple length is generally 2-3 1/2 inches with a spiral crimp. I had read a…

WIPs Wednesday.

Hiya. How was your weekend? What are you working on this week? I ended up having a fibre filled weekend, just as I had hoped because at the Langley Weavers & Spinners’ Artisans Sale, I was able to stock up on some local fibre that I absolutley love. Lynn dyes awesome stuff and I bought…

more jacob.

Steadily, slowly and lovingly I have been working away on the Jacob from The Double Ewe in the UK. In an effort to enhance my woolen style spinning and work towards knitting a super warm sweater, I am spinning this with a long backwards draw. When I first taught myself to spin eons ago, this…