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Fibre preparation

There has been a breakout of fibre preparation.  I got to the end of all my carded fibre.  So I started going through what I had washed and otherwise ready to spin.  166 more words

Natural Dyeing

The Sock Yarn Diaries – Part 2: Corriedale Sock Yarn

Since SKEINO opened it’s doors we offered sock yarns to our customers. We thought it would be a good idea to let you know a little bit more about why we work with these yarns and give you some insight about the history, characteristics and unique facts of each of them. 300 more words

"I'm Spinning in the Rain, Just Spinning in the Rain..." (warbling off key)

Cheesy age specific reference,yes?

600 metres of two ply corriedale, 400 metres of (a bit lumpy) shiny BFL, washed and flick carded from a bit of raw fleece. 6 more words

Daily Life

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