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Spinning Suffolk, Making Caramels

I ended up getting started on the dark brown/grey Suffolk Cross roving from Semiahmoo Suffolks pretty quickly after finishing my last spin.

Since this fibre has been processed into roving, it is really difficult to spin using a worsted style of spinning, like short forward draw, which is my usual go-to when I’m spinning for socks. 409 more words


No Better Feeling

I never really did much long draw spinning until about 2 years ago when I took a class.

The class didn’t teach me how to spin long draw or offer any tips I didn’t already know. 399 more words


Tigerwood Capar Spindle

Last week, I purchased my first ever Capar Spindle from Natural Knot Wood on Etsy, and it is gorgeous! It’s one of those things that just can’t be fully appreciated in pictures. 420 more words



I checked out my first Langley Spinner’s and Weaver’s Guild meeting this week as a guest, thanks to Rachel’s encouragement.  It was their agm, so a good chance to figure out who everyone was, and quite a large turnout. 643 more words


Inspiration #5 - Spinning

While on vacation in Iceland with my friends, we stopped at the Jólagarðurinn, which is the Christmas Garden just outside the city of Akureyri. There, I came across the cutest little craft corner of a shop where there was skeins and skeins of hand-dyed yarn, drop spindles hanging from the ceiling as well as baskets full of carded wool. 255 more words


Carding table

My latest quest for a piece of crafting equipment was my search for a sturdy wooden table as a permanent home for the drum carder. I wasn’t getting as much carding done as I might do because I honestly didn’t want to haul it out of the box to set it up. 235 more words