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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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Meet Rachel Brown of Porpoise Fur and learn about Yarn in the City Yarn Crawls

Today I’d like to tell you about Rachel Brown from Porpoise Fur. Rachel is American but now lives in the UK. She has been spinning for a number of years and after dabbling in dyeing her own fibre she launched her own online shop selling hand dyed spinning fibre under the name Porpoise Fur. 357 more words


Meet Louise and Spin City

Hi, today I would like to kick off my series of blog posts on the fabulous people I met at the I Knit Fandango show in London last week. 377 more words