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I Can Make Yarn

I know.  I’ve been doing that for a good while now.  Lots and lots of yarn.  Why just last term I made all this

That would be the 1800+ yards I dyed and spun for my NEWT. 255 more words

Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup

Guest Post: Cotton Crazy with Arlene Thayer of Spin Artiste

What a perfect month it is to start talking about hand spinning cotton!  After a very long and cold winter, I’m definitely in the mood to work with fibers that are lighter and cooler. 1,011 more words


Learning to spin pt 1 - supported or suspended?

If you’ve ever thought that you might be interested in learning how to spin, there’s really no reason to hesitate, why not give it a go? 1,074 more words

Fibre Craft

First spinning - an exercise in perseverance!

Back at the end of the Christmas holidays, I’d finished all the Christmas knitting (remarkably little this year!), and was lacking a little inspiration as to what to work on next. 600 more words


A gift of love

For a decade now I have been offering my siblings a handwoven 50th birthday present. Yes they all got gifts in the 80s and then most of them got handwoven wedding gifts and baby blankets, but half century birthdays are momentous and merit another big gift. 320 more words


Spindle spinning

I’ve been on a spindle spinning kick over the last month or two. So much so that I may get another drop spindle to round out my collection. 241 more words

Fiber Circuiting

Hello, hello, hello.  The past few weeks have felt like a work out circuit more so than working on any given project.  A little of this, a little more of that, working on a lot of things and not really getting anything that I had planned in my head done.   504 more words

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