carding wool · handspun · process · spinning · yarn

CraftyJAKS: May 2019 // Charollais

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

handspun · process · spinning · weaving · yarn

warping a rigid heddle on a board.

Although I sold my 32" Rigid Heddle to a dear friend, I decided to warp up my small Knitter's Sample-It loom (11" weaving width) with the yarn I'd spun for the Crafty Jak's Fibre Club installment in March. I'd mentioned this project on the podcast recently and I finally had a chance to warp up… Continue reading warping a rigid heddle on a board.

handspun · knitting · Patreon · process · shawl · spinning · sweater · videopurls · weaving · wool n' spinning · yarn

Episode 109: Radiate, Singles Yarn in Weaving & Colour Mixing

Welcome to the show! Happy New Year! For many, we are well into the swing of January and the new season but I hope your holiday break was lovely, restful and full of making. Do you have any plans or goals for the new year? Anything you'd like to accomplish? I know there are a… Continue reading Episode 109: Radiate, Singles Yarn in Weaving & Colour Mixing

handspun · knitting · Patreon · process · spinning · videopurls · wool n' spinning · yarn

Episode 77: Indecision & Lotsa Yarn

Thank you for tuning in this week! We are experiencing terrible air quality due to the wild fires in the Interior of BC - I hope those experiencing the fires first hand are getting the support and help that they need. Thank you to those who support the show through Patreon – you are the… Continue reading Episode 77: Indecision & Lotsa Yarn

handspun · spinning · yarn

calling all the singles!

I may never spin any yarn, ever again. Any yarn, that is, except singles. Oh, and maybe corespun. But not any other yarns ever again. Singles only from now on! I have to confide something to you. I actually wanted to learn to spin back in 2008 because I wanted to be able to spin… Continue reading calling all the singles!

knitting · shawl · yarn

a Clara Laylow.

Recently, I was sent the new Clara yarn by Manos del Uruguay to review. I wanted to knit a shawl but I wasn’t sure which one to choose. Shannon’s Laylow fit the bill perfectly and used most of the skein (I have about 10grams left). At Knit City recently here in Vancouver, I saw a… Continue reading a Clara Laylow.