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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My Other Current Projects

There's a lot more than fiber stuff happening right now - although there's a ton of that too. I'm a little nervous for some of the stuff and other things just are. Training Yes, I'm in training. Here's the story. Some of you may know that I love Disney World and I...

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My Own Sweater Challenge

You may know about the Sweater Spin Along that's coming up for my patrons. Well, you might also know that I'm not a very fast knitter. And therein lies my problem. In November I was talking to Kat and she was raving about this "yarn" she was knitting with called...

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A Look Back – Always Improving

I smile at myself sometimes. Almost 10 years ago I wrote this post about improving my spinning consistency. The skein in the photo isn't half bad. But I haven't changed much in 10 years. I still look at every skein I spin and analyze it and figure out how the next one...

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It’s Weaving Wednesday

And I'm unprepared. I knew what I wanted to write about today and I sat down to write all about it but here's the problem. I don't have a photo to illustrate what I was going to talk about. Seriously. I went through 6 years of photos. Nothing. Then I thought, if I had...

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Sweater Spin and Knit Along

We're into week 2 of the Scarf Spin and Weave Along and so far, except for a few missteps by me, I think things are going just swimmingly. Since the Scarf Along is only 4 weeks I thought it might be time to introduce the next Along that will begin on February 1. This...

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A Look Back – Weekend Retreats

Today's look back is taken from a newsletter I sent out in early January of 2010. That year I had scheduled Sara Lamb, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Deb Robson, Michael Cook, Denny McMillan, Abby Franquemont and Amy King. Many of them were my first time meeting them...

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