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Spinner Spotlight: Rebecka “Becca” Roy

The Handspinner Spotlight is an opportunity for me to share with all of you some of the amazing handspinners out there in our community. It is an opportunity to see some of their work, as well as start to get to know a little bit about who they are and what brought them to spinning.… Continue reading Spinner Spotlight: Rebecka “Becca” Roy

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Episode 27

Another installment of my weekly video-log (vlog), focused on discussing my process around turning fibre and fleece into yarn and, eventually, knitted objects. We are having a wet and rainy July here in Vancouver, BC. No sun in the forecast for another week or so. Hopefully you are experiencing sun and summer where you, if… Continue reading Episode 27

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Episode 26

Another installment of my weekly video-log (vlog), focused on discussing my process around turning fibre and fleece into yarn and, eventually, knitted objects. Happy Canada Day! and holiday weekend for many. Thank you for tuning in this week – I chat about a local crossbreed for Tour de Fleece, a lack of twist in my… Continue reading Episode 26

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Episode 23

A process-driven weekly reflection of my spinning endeavours! I hope you enjoy this week’s reflection on a combination spin I’ve just started, as well as some spindle spinning. For more on how I prepped the combo spin, have a look here {original blog post} and here {YouTube}. For more on my YouTube channel, click here.… Continue reading Episode 23

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Running out of stash.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my stash lately and wondering what I’m going to do with some of the fibre I have accumulated over time. My enthusiasm and excitement lays with natural shades and local fibre but I’ve been feeling the pull of some smaller, brighter spinning projects. As well, I have two projects… Continue reading Running out of stash.

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little effort.

This Spinning Socks Six Pack in Panda (60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo rayon, 10% nylon) from Sweet Georgia Yarns has been sitting in my stash since October 2014. That is almost two years ago because I received it as part of spinning with Team Sweet Georgia in Spinzilla that year! I’m not a big stasher,… Continue reading little effort.

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GIVEAWAY // TurtleMade

As you all know from reading here and following me on Instagram, I am huge fan of TurtleMade Spindles. Coming back to spindle spinning after working on a wheel for so long has opened up a world for me that I never knew existed, at least not in a cerebral way – by this I… Continue reading GIVEAWAY // TurtleMade