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…

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…

Episode 78 Live: Singles, washing fleece & POP! blanket progress

Thank you for tuning in this week! We joined together on Saturday morning for a Live Stream with the Patreon subscribers – thank you to everyone who made it! I appreciate your enthusiasm so much. To new and returning viewers, welcome! I saved some housekeeping for the end of the show – stay tuned to…

Episode 58: Making mistakes, starting new & books

Another week -  where did February go?! Thank you for tuning in this week! Thank you to everyone who continues to tune in, welcome to new viewers and especially to our Patreon subscribers. Episode 2 of Wool n’ Spinning Radio has been released to all Patreon subscribers, so be sure to check that out. Today,…

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…