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Saving fibre from a sad end

I had some very sad fibre in my stash – the colour looked a bit dull and flat, the prep wasn’t the best (lots of nepps), and I suspected it had a high content of alpaca (not my favourite to spin). 226 more words

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A lot of spinning stuff happening

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a spinning workshop in Derbyshire. I am currently part of the first group of people taking a Foundation Certificate in Spinning, and as a Beta Tester this workshop would serve as a learning platform for two of the modules, as well as an opportunity to offer feedback on our experience. 619 more words

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The Haunui Wool Story

Some of you have been aware that in recent months I’ve been stocking a fantastic range of natural coloured wool tops called Haunui New Zealand Halfbred. 675 more words

Finishing handspun yarn - why I think it's a good idea

If you own a How-To-Spin-Yarn book, chances are, you’ve read all about the ‘finishing dilemma:’ after spinning and plying a yarn, should one ‘finish’ it by giving it a nice warm bath, or is it considered finished straight out of the wheel? 384 more words

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