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A Story of a Boy, Two Women, A Man and a Spinning Wheel

(This yarn is spun from actual circumstances and events)

A boy of about 7 years old crouches in a window well, shivering and afraid. He peeks out at the cold gray cobblestone street of a European village in about the mid-1400’s. 2,469 more words

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New Patterns: Handspun Highlight Scarf and Cowl!

Carla of PurpleLamb Fiber Arts asked to collaborate with me on kits featuring patterns highlighting her gorgeous handspun and dyed yarns!

So here they are! 485 more words



It turns out that the Spin Along for the Olympics starts on the 15th, whoopsie.  Oh well.  The ravellenics knit along is going strong.  I’m working on my shawl, a little haphazardly but it will get knit.  357 more words


Spinning Out Of Control

I have been spending a lot of time at my spinning wheel recently.  It is a perfect way to spend a cold afternoon.  And here in Chicago we have been having a string of super cold days.  460 more words

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Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

For the last nine months or so, I have been focusing my time on spinning yarn (and spells, I am the Stitch Witch, you know!)  I took up spinning yarn as a way to meditate, relax and create in a new way.  435 more words

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Coil spinning

Spinning coils is not as easy as it looks. It takes time and practice but none of that is wasted. Even if you don’t get the desired coils, you will still end up with interesting art yarn. 67 more words


Core spun yarn

As with everything else you do with spinning, core spun yarn is a technique you need to practice and learn. If you can spin, you can make core spun yarn. 284 more words