Category Archives: fine wools

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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Spinning For Weaving

On the one hand, I don’t have ton of things on my calendar this year as far as teaching, so come and see me! I’ll be at the History Unwound retreat Next week and all of my classes still have space. I’ll also be at Fiber Week at Olds College in Canada in June. Those are the only two places […]

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Is it Lace or is it Just Fine?

I have a class that I get excited to teach all of the time. Of course all of my classes have some content about how the fiber being spun will affect the final yarn being spun. But this class is one where there is giant transformation of the spinner in a very short time. I used to call it Spinning […]

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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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Corriedale – You Know You Like It!

I feel like I may not be as faithful as I should be.  I have been referred to as the Longwools Avenger.  It’s because there were too many times where I heard Longwools being talked about as only good for carpet and I just had to jump in and defend its honor.  I have also been on a campaign to […]

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