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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

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Episode 115: #slowcloth Shetland spin & Gotland/Silk spinning growth

Thank you for joining me this week! I have some exciting news to share! For those hoping to purchase e-book copies of the book, they are now available from Blurb. The links are here. Breed & Colour Studies went live this morning - be sure to read this post here for links. Welcome to new… Continue reading Episode 115: #slowcloth Shetland spin & Gotland/Silk spinning growth

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Episode 114 Live: Unbraided, Fibres West & new Breed & Colour Study

Thank you joining me this week! Welcome to new and returning viewers - I appreciate you tuning in. Thank you to patrons of the show - you keep this little community alive and thriving! After a rocky start to March, I decided to take a small break during our Spring Break and get away. We… Continue reading Episode 114 Live: Unbraided, Fibres West & new Breed & Colour Study

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Unbraided: PRE-ORDERS

Hi Everyone ~ Thank you for your kind comments and thoughts on my post about Charlotte. I deeply appreciated it and I know many of you have experienced loss of fur-babies. My heart goes out to you also. This post is kind of a big deal! Katrina of Crafty Jaks Boutique and I have some… Continue reading Unbraided: PRE-ORDERS

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Unbraided: The Art & Science of Spinning Colour

BIG NEWS! I am so pleased to be writing this post and welcoming you to another episode of Wool n' Spinning Radio because we have finished the book! Katrina and I take some time to chat about it on a bonus episode of Wool n' Spinning Radio: Wool n' Spinning Radio Episode 0033: Unbraided the… Continue reading Unbraided: The Art & Science of Spinning Colour

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CraftyJAKS: February 2019 // Rambouillet

Last month, we discussed being pushed outside our comfort zone with fibre. This month, we are going to discuss comfort-zone pushing when it comes to fibre preparation. How often do we tend to spin the same preparation because we love the finished yarn we achieve time and again? Do you always prep from raw fleece… Continue reading CraftyJAKS: February 2019 // Rambouillet