Imagine me squealing with excitement as I write this post….. Experimenting with different methods of making hand spun yarn is so much fun! My spinning wheel has brought me a lot of delight and the Turkish drop spindle has been fun from time to time. But to be honest I haven’t been using my wheel…… Continue reading D.I.Y. Support Spindle!!!
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
A young girl sits at the feet of the women in her family. They are talking of news, blooming romances, and how the weather is going to affect the crops this harvest. As she listens she twirls her own little spindle with a bit of fleece her mother gave her to stay occupied. She drafts…… Continue reading a little yarn tale
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.