Category Archives: Blog

Changes….just a little, or maybe a lot.

I’m in the midst of changing some things. Some of them I’m not ready to tell anyone about yet. But I’m working on some new things and I thought I’d let you know. I can tell you that I’m adding some new classes and taking away some of my offerings that I think are a little tired or less popular […]

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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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Personal Classes

If you follow my Instagram and/or Facebook pages you probably know that the Blue Faced Leicester fabric is finished and ready for sewing. The new dress will happen next week so I’ll hold off on doing a recap of the whole project until the dress is finished and I can show you. In the mean time I wanted to go […]

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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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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 Fels Naptha laundry detergent. It’s fast […]

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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 thinking about what exactly makes a spinning wheel to be considered fast and […]

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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 instructors but has spread to those who grow the wool and process the fibers […]

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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 waking up in the morning feels overwhelming? I’m […]

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