Over the past couple of years, my goals for making have changed and evolved. The intersection between creativity and practicality has increasingly affected how I view my making. But if I'm being honest with myself, the balance between 'making just to make' and pushing myself to learn, grow and labour has difficult to strike. A… Continue reading Epic Cloth, Pt 1 (dream): Handwoven Scout Tee
There are more than a few things that I love about Ravelry but one of the most important features is the ability to keep a working journal of my projects and yarns. The platform gives me the opportunity to keep my notes as detailed or simple as I would like from project-to-project. A few months… Continue reading handspun ‘Eden’ stole
Today, we chatted about new beginnings and changes in our home life. We discovered how I build my spinner's control cards, my thought process and some examples, as a result of a question asked. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to approach me in the Ravelry group or here! Next, we explored many finished spins from the past couple of weeks which are finished because I haven't been podcasting! This is what happens when there's a bit of a break! haha Lastly, I share a new, non-handspun project that is part of our ongoing Stashdown CAL (craft-along) on Ravelry. I hope you enjoy the show!
Back at the beginning of November, I spun up the SweetGeorgia Yarns’ Fibre Club. It was a beautiful 100% Wensleydale that I spun as a soft singles. In under an hour, I had a beautiful skein of yarn and I was so excited to knit with it! After washing and drying, the club fibre needed… Continue reading Early Gifts.
This year pasted in a blur of spinning, encouraging others to “just keep spinning” and more spinning. Spinzilla is a whorl wind week for many handspinners all over the world and Instagram kind of ‘blows up’ during this week of crazy spinning. I had the pleasure of being Team Captain for Team SweetGeorgia this year… Continue reading Recap :: Spinzilla 2016
As many of you may be aware, there is a massive – nay, a humongous, ginormous, tremendous … you get the idea … spinning event coming up in the next couple of weeks that handspinners around the world will be participating in together. Put on by TNNA, Spinzilla is an event that brings spinners together… Continue reading Spinzilla 2016
I was sitting on the couch at work, in the corner, knitting away on these socks. On a whim after a conversation with my dear friend Katrina the night before, I had started them quickly. As I knit them up and listened to the chatter in the staff room, I couldn’t help but think that… Continue reading Striped Colour Play.