Back From My Run!

In February of 2017 I attended my first runDisney weekend at Disney World. I went with my 3 daughters and we all did the 5K together. It was fun and Maggie had her 16th birthday at the Magic Kingdom on our last day. I was in no shape and the 5K took everything I had...

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Looking to Buy Wool Combs? – Terminology

The point of combing is to align fibers, remove debris and increase the consistency of the fibers to be used in spinning. Choosing the right combs will make a big difference in the end result. I talk about this a lot when I teach classes that have any processing...

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Using Sample Cards to Plan a Project

Over on the Patreon Page we have begun choosing a pattern as well as our fiber for the Sweater Spin Along that will be happening over the next 8 months. I know it sounds long but it's nice to be able to take your time and really do it. and for most people, a sweater...

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No Shed – New Shed

The two looms I own are the Schacht Baby Wolf and Schacht Mighty Wolf. The towels I'm currently weaving at a pace as slow as a snail are on the Baby Wolf which is a 24" wide, 8 shaft loom. I only have 4 of the shafts threaded for this twill. I'm on the 5th towel of 10...

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I Found Some Yarn

When I was winding the warp for the towels I'm weaving I ran out and had to put a brown stripe. They were originally just going to be white. I was sure I had more white cotton somewhere and I couldn't find it anywhere. Really. I looked everywhere. Almost. The other...

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Stretchy Drive Bands

The Sweater Spin Along begins in just a few days and so I've been thinking how can I help you all get your wheels in shape before we start. Well, here's my first tip. I was spinning on my Watson Martha the other day and had to stop, so I was doing the usual things I...

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Treadle Tie Ups

I've been doing some live videos on my Facebook page and the last two have been about tying up the treadles on my loom. I put on a warp that is long enough for at least 6 kitchen towels and I want to do a different pattern on each towel. I warped the loom in a 1234...

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Spinning Chair Height

Often a topic comes around and around and around again. One topic in particular that I'm thinking about today is what kind of chair should I use for spinning on my spinning wheel. I think that's sort of a hard question to answer because it has to do with a combination...

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