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Second Plied Yarn

My second plied yarn. (Brown Shetland Wool 2-Ply) As you can see, the yarn has gotten thinner and more even.

Hand Spinning

Greensleeves Katherine's Cup Spindle

I try to buy something durable with my Chinese New Year money every year and this year it’s my first spindle. Her name is Grape Soda and she’s a beautiful Greensleeves Katherine’s Cup from… 36 more words

Hand Spinning

Fibers, spinners and yarn, oh my!

I must say, since moving to Texas, I’ve been to more bead markets, yarn stores, farmers markets and fiber festivals than I think I’ve ever been to before. 612 more words


Optimistic Urbanstead Fibers

Hello again!  I’m not dead, nor have I fallen off the face of the earth.  I have been very busy doing… well nearly everything but blogging.   70 more words


Spinning my own yarn

Learning to blend and spin my own yarn is fun and rewarding, just think my first spindle is not heavy enough though to get it to spin properly, but I am keeping an open mind. 83 more words

Textile Crafts

Yarny WiPs

With casting of the rainbow dress you’d think I’d have less WiPs now but instead I have more. I’m still in the mood to cast on things so I’m busy working away at multiple projects a bit at a time. 483 more words

Knitting And Crochet

Handspun Alpaca

I have no idea when I started spinning this but it’s been a couple of years at least I think. I had almost half of it spun when I started a spin-a-long that required a new project and the use of the spindle and it sat for quite a while after that. 121 more words