Category Archives: BFL

In which it all turns out alright in the end.

In January of 2012 I made some yarn from wool that was dyed by Amy King. I told Amy I had some yarn for a sweater and couldn’t find a sweater that I wanted to knit with it. I told her the particulars and she kindly designed a sweater to my specifications for me to knit. The yarn is made […]

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Endings, New Beginnings and Even More Questions (as usual)

  Here is the summing up of the whole Blue Faced Leicester Dress process. I began spinning this yarn in January of 2016. The intention was another skirt with 2 ply warp and weft but things changed and morphed over the whole time. Mostly because there is a lot of time to think while you spin. Also because some new […]

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Skirt Project – Blue Faced Leicester Sampling

It seems like it’s been ages since I have done a blog post and I suppose it has. I’ve been super busy and trying to figure some things out with this current skirt. So, let me bring you up to speed if you haven’t been following along. This skirt will be Blue Faced Leicester spun from top that I bought […]

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Weaving Question

I have a question and so I’m going to ask all of you. Any and all help is welcome and appreciated. I’m getting close to finishing the spinning of the weft for the next skirt which will be from this Blue Faced Leicester top dyed in the Calypso colorway by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic. This particular skirt will have […]

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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 Christmas I was spinning and spinning. If you remember, […]

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October Travels

Every year October seems to be crazy busy for me. Usually it’s because of Rhinebeck. This year wasn;t much different but I wasn’t teaching at Rhinebeck. I went as a festival goer and did a book signing on both afternoons. This year’s trip was longer than ever. I was away from home for two full weeks. Some of it was […]

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Combing Can be Easy

  So I’ve been combing a lot lately. And I was thinking while I was combing about how some of you might feel a little afraid of the combing. Maybe it looks like a lot of work or maybe the combs look scary or you’ve heard that there is too much waste involved, but hand combed top is one of […]

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Fleece of Sadness

I buy a lot of fleeces. A LOT! I need them for classes and samplers and for my own sniffing pleasure. I do get some people who report back about how they are happy with the fleece quality they get from me and how they trust me when they are buying their unwashed fleece without seeing it first. This makes […]

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