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Spin Guilt

After several months of no spinning, I’m back with a vengeance. And before I’m allowed to spin any new singles, I’ve tasked myself with plying the singles I’ve already spun. 158 more words


New Year's Intention #3: Spin (and Knit) The Aussie Fiber

Here is a very very specific intention.

2015 Intention #3: Process my Australian fiber into finished garments.

What does this mean? I was thinking about some of my fiber that I have on hand. 600 more words


More workshop preparation: batts, batts and more batts!

I spent a lot of hours recently creating batts for my spinning workshop.  I had all kinds of bits and bobs, some gifted from Guildies, some fleece washed and (sometimes) dyed right here at home, some from here and there and all over the place.  79 more words


Wool Breed: Corriedale

History:  The Corriedale  comes from the crossing of Lincoln or Leicester rams with Merino females.  It was developed in New Zealand and Australia during the late 1800s’.   92 more words

Wool Breed

Bark dyes

What with all the bark collecting there’s been… there have been some bark dye pots too.

I  smash the bark up small, the better to create a nice, strong dye. 164 more words

Natural Dyeing

Dancing with lace, playing with leaves

We all know about blocking.  Sometimes I don’t agree with it.  I don’t think socks need to be blocked, for instance.  My view is that they block on the feet – why do they need a special blocking when they are just going to be washed and dried and unceremoniously hung on the line after each use anyway? 241 more words


Do Corriedale Sheep Come From Somewhere Between Coronation Street and Emmerdale?

A few weeks ago I pulled out two beautiful skeins of Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica that have been languishing in my stash for a while. 286 more words