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Handspun in the Hair: what to do with art yarn

I just HAD to create something today. And I wanted to use some of my beautiful handspun yarns. But I was feeling too impatient to knit or crochet something…well, real. These handspun yarns are just so pretty to look at!   To be honest, they intimidate me because they are so pretty. I don’t want to ruin it.…… Continue reading Handspun in the Hair: what to do with art yarn

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From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca

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

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Spinning Vocabulary: Spun from the Lock & Woolen yarn

  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