Drive Bands – Part 2

So last week I talked about what materials I like for a drive band. What has worked for me and what hasn't. I am focusing on cotton drive bands rather than stretchy drive bands because that's where most of the questions come in. So today I thought I would concentrate...

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Your Drive Band

A couple of days ago I posted a photo of an old drive band on the floor and just mentioned that I was changing the drive band on my spinning wheel. I was surprised at how many people were interested in that drive band. There were plenty of questions. So I thought that...

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Baby Sweaters

I have a second grandchild due to be born in less than a month. I know. I don't look a day over 35 but to tell the truth, today is my 49th birthday so I am certainly old enough to have grandchildren. I sigh sometimes when I think about it. Especially since the ones at...

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Cotton, Flax, Hemp

Not my usual topic, I know. They are fibers I have thought about but I confess to only spinning one of them for any length of time. Well, I got a new book. It's a book I knew was in the works for some time but I had no idea it would be such an extensive look at these...

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It’s All About Color

  It's funny. My friends are always teasing me about how I love to spin white yarn. It's true, I do, but I didn't realize how true until I sat down to write this post and realized how few photos I have with colored yarn in them. In my defense I have spent the...

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Waffle Weave Away

Just before Thanksgiving I started winding warp for kitchen towels. I wanted to make some for my mom and for my sister-in-law and for my aunt. Well, I wanted to make towels for them and I wanted to try waffle weave so it was a win-win for all of us. I found the...

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The Review and the Plan

I think, at this time of the year, almost everyone does a little look back at the year that was and begins to think about what's to come. Some people make resolutions, some set new goals, and some just hope. I have, in years past, made resolutions. I have never been...

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Irish Crochet

I've been interested in crochet for a while now. When I was a young child I learned to crochet from my grandmother, when I was an older child, maybe around 12ish I was making crocheted rag rugs from leftover fabric I would rip into strips. The fabric came from my...

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Home Schooling

When Brittney was in 6th grade (middle school) things started to go down hill. it's a hard age for many kids and Brittney was dealing with things in ways I didn't like and, in addition to behavior issues, her grades were suffering. Early in the school year I decided...

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