Category Archives: Blue Faced Leicester

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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Weaving Decisions

Last time I posted I was looking for your advice and opinions and I sort of knew what would happen before I posted but I was in denial. What happened was that I got a whole bunch of opinions about how to proceed but nobody mentioned that they knew what would happen because they had done all of the experiments […]

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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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The Barber Pole – Why I love it.

I’ve been thinking lately about things that spinners hate and try to avoid. Barber poling is one of those things. It’s sort of like the whole pooling thing with many knitters. Spinners will try to avoid the barber pole at all costs. For those of you who don’t know, barber poling is what happens when you are plying and two […]

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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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