The Messy Bobbin

Last Thursday I wrote a post on the Ply Magazine blog about oiling your wheel. I talked about how oiling can fix a multitude of problems and it is my go-to solution - the first thing I try. Well, let me tell you about a different problem I just tackled. Before...

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Washing Wool by the Lock

I did a little experiment this week. Normally for classes I wrap some of the Cormo or other fine wool in tulle and scour them all wrapped up so that the lock structure is preserved. But I have in the past, for a project or samples, just scoured the locks on a bar of...

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Thinking About Speed

For the last year or so I've been thinking about spinning and speed. Until recently I couldn't find an electric spinner that would consistently give me the speeds I wanted and so I was hunting wheels with traditional treadle drives. All of this hunting has had me...

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I Used to Hire Teachers

I had planned a different post for today but there has been a public discussion happening since last Friday. The private discussion has been going on a bit longer...years, I think. The discussion is about getting paid fairly in the fiber arts. It began with the...

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MIA

Did you ever have a time when everything seems to be crashing down around your ears and you feel like things would be much better if you could just stay home with your spinning wheel and your wool and Netflix? Have you ever had so many things to worry about that just...

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Wool Scouring – Simple and Mostly Quick

I was looking over past posts about wool scouring and it seems that the posts are kind of scattered and they are not easy to find so I decided it might be a good idea to update things and put all of what I do in one place. This first post will be what I do for almost...

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Something Funny

So for the last 4 days I've been thinking about what I need to do to get ready for my next deadlines and projects and classes. It's actually not that much and I could have had it done in 2 days if I just focused and got to work. But I didn't. For the last 4 weeks I've...

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A Feathered Hat

I've had some inquiries concerning my recent whereabouts. I'm in Pennsylvania at my parent's house. I've been here for about 3 weeks. I'm actually going to drive home on Friday. That's good. I miss my kids and my darling. I came to PA to help out for as loing as I...

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A Skirt on the Rigid Heddle Loom.

This was a long term project. The yarn is from Imperial Ranch Columbia Roving. Spun on my Schacht Reeves 30" Saxony. There is an eight part blog series on the Schacht blog about the whole thing along with a project that Jillian Moreno did. I thought I might put all of...

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