Category Archives: Class prep

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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Preparation – the Second

So the wool got washed and a few days ago I was sure i had all of my fibers but I needed to assemble the fibers for each class to make sure. This is my starting pile: That hip high pile is all of the washed fleece. I ad my list of what wool i needed for which class and […]

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Listing

I’ve been traveling a lot already this year. None of it was work related though. I saw that baby twice. I went to Pennsylvania and saw my parents while Lou and Ryan attended the Frozen Four in Philadelphia. I just got back from a really nice trip to Mackinac Island (pronounced mackinaw).  We are six months in and I have […]

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Where I’ll Be

I’ve got the end of the year figured out. Who’s coming to see me? August 22-24 – Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild Friday – to be determined Saturday – The Importance of Sampling and one more to be determined Sunday – Breeds Study – 12 breeds in 6 hours! September 5-7 – Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Friday AM – Adding Speed to […]

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This Year’s Schedule

I’m terrible with the photography. I forget to take pictures of what’s going on because I am focused. Not a bad thing to be a teacher or participant and be focused but it puts a crimp in the blogging. There has been a ton of spinning and knitting and weaving and writing going on around here though. In February we […]

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Many Photos

 I really wanted to tell you all what’s going on around here before I run off to SOAR at the end of the week. Don’t let that stop you from coming in though.  Carol will be in the shop and she is much nicer than me.  School is progressing.  Maggie has been working so hard this year and even choosing […]

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