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My Unwind

I wind things up to unwind LOL… handspun cotton yarn – it’s not perfect, I’m just a beginner. Using a handmade bottom whirl drop spindle, but I think I’ll make a top whirl next time I make one.


Spindle Experiments

I love my Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle, the wooden one in the middle.  This is what I started with, adn I adore it.  I can get a good long spin, it looks cool twirling around and the hook at the top is perfect for catching on when I’m twisting my fiber. 574 more words


In Progress

It turns out that if you actually work on your projects, they get done (I know I say that a lot, but it’s embarrassing how often I forget it). 101 more words


Bit of forward planning.

So, I have an actual plan this time! This is a rare thing for me 😉

I have carefully weighed out my fibre  (120g) and then split each colour in half so that I can make two similar singles that can be plied together. 77 more words


Luck of the draw for my spindles

A new spinning project was inspired by this month’s challenge theme in the Spindlers group on Ravelry:  favourite places.

This special 50% merino/ 50% silk braid is hand-dyed by Mandie at Sheepy Time Knits, and was a door prize that I amazingly won at… 401 more words


It's ready!

It doesn’t look as exciting when it’s all balled up and I have no idea what I’ll do with it yet but I have roughly 560m (I think) of cream and blue merino/ BFL blend. 73 more words


Just keep spinning

Have you ever just started something and you don’t want to stop? I keep having to give myself reasons to put down my fibre (they mostly involve having to feed the children or clean something, I’m not yet convinced they are good reasons). 32 more words