handspun · spinning

Dorset, woollen style.

As I continue on my journey towards becoming a more experienced spinner, I am learning about new-to-me sheep breeds and technical aspects of spinning. Dorset was the September 2014 Spunky Eclectic Fibre Club, a short-stapled but resilient down wool. Dorset’s staple length is generally 2-3 1/2 inches with a spiral crimp. I had read a… Continue reading Dorset, woollen style.

cardigan · handspun · knitting · spinning · spinzilla · sweater · yarn

more jacob.

Steadily, slowly and lovingly I have been working away on the Jacob from The Double Ewe in the UK. In an effort to enhance my woolen style spinning and work towards knitting a super warm sweater, I am spinning this with a long backwards draw. When I first taught myself to spin eons ago, this… Continue reading more jacob.