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A Hand-pulled Roving Experience

In September 2014, I received this fibre in the Sweet Georgia Yarns’ fibre club, which was new to me at the time. I had just joined and thus far, had had good results from my spun club fibres. This particular month, for some reason, really challenged me and I didn’t quite know what to do… Continue reading A Hand-pulled Roving Experience

fibre preparation · handspun · spinning · yarn

grist :: it is kind of really important.

When spinners talk about grist, I think many of us glaze over. My knee-jerk reaction to grist is, “Well, that sounds serious,” and then subsequently beetle off and do something else. But grist is actually really important. For me, the main reason that the grist of a yarn is so important is that I can… Continue reading grist :: it is kind of really important.

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Hand-pulled roving results.

My mom is a studio-trained artist with an honours Fine Arts degree. Growing up, and particularly in recent years, we have had many conversations about creating and inspiration for said creating. Recently, on a Woolful episode, Ashley’s guest mentioned that crafting is particularly satisfying because it uses both the left and right brain. In knitting,… Continue reading Hand-pulled roving results.

fibre preparation · handspun · spinning · Tour de Fleece · yarn

a HUGE success.

I will be spinning from stash for most of the rest of the year (more on that later, unless you want to go watch the latest episode (7) of The Wool n'Spinning Podcast, where I talk about my new acquisitions!), which is a really good thing because I have been experimenting with making mini batts… Continue reading a HUGE success.

fibre preparation · yarn

merino locks.

I decided to dive into my stash and see about washing these lovely Merino locks to get them ready to spin. I’ve been contemplating what to do with them as I don’t really have enough to do much on their own. I decided to get them washed anyhow and I’ll start combing them when they… Continue reading merino locks.

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mixing with twist.

So I finished plying this amazing Hedgehog Fibres’ Fibre Club that I’ve spent the past week working on and blogging about – are you sick of it yet? At least I can finally show you some finished yarn and then I’ll be able to move onto the second 125gm (I had to free up these… Continue reading mixing with twist.