This month has been crazy busy. If it is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to be, then wow, I better not blink or I might miss it! I seem to have peaked the curiosity of others where I live. Without any suggestion on my part I was nominated to… Continue reading From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca
There we were, my husband and I shearing this lovely Angora goat Hanzel. He was almost finished. And then this happened….. Yep. Fire. It has been exactly a week today. The children and I have left to stay at Granny’s house while cleanup is happening. I have asthma so I can’t be around all the…… Continue reading Adventures of a Super Goat Lady Fall Fiber Harvest Part III
Today’s saga was much less dramatic. Good for me, less entertaining for you. (If you missed out on part I find it here) After getting the kids started on their lessons ( the human kind, we don’t teach the goat kids math, they have short attention spans), I zoomed into town to return the broken clippers…… Continue reading Adventures of a Super Goat Lady, Fall Fiber Harvest part II
This particular mohair had beautiful full curly locks. The fiber was smooth and silky. I didn’t want to damage the personality of the mohair so I gently pulled the locks free from the fleece and combed them one at a time. They fluffed up and practically begged me to spin a more woolen yarn…… Continue reading Spinning Vocabulary: Spun from the Lock & Woolen yarn
The most important items I packed for this trip were my tools of trade. And underwear. It was nice when on the road this time because I was not the driver and I was able to play with yarn. On my last trip, especially during dull stretches of highway, it was tempting to get it…… Continue reading Traveling Fiber Arts
The art of hand spinning for me, has become a place of solitude, a place of serenity, an escape from the noisy busy world.