Category Archives: hand carding

Handcarding – My Method

So I posted about how I go about choosing handcards a few weeks ago. In that post I talked a lot about the way I hold the cards and how that affects my handle choices. I got some questions about how exactly I do hold my cards. I have a video that just came out about spinning fine yarns. It’s […]

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Hand Cards!

When I teach I take a lot of tools with me. I know that everyone doesn’t own every tool so I take at least three sets of hand tools for each purpose. I like to take a minimum of three sets for two¬†reasons. First is the one I just said: all the people don’t own all of the tools and […]

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Fiber Prep For Production Spinning

One of the things we want to do during Spinzilla, which is from October 7 to the 13th, is spin miles and miles of yardage. Five years ago I thought I was a spinner with average speed but over the years and with lots of practice I have gained speed in both wool prep and yarn making. Of course there […]

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I’m a Happy Camper

So there’s this retreat coming up in¬†September. You can see all the in depth details here Happycamperfiber.com. This retreat is happening September 20th to the 22nd. It will be small and intimate – around 30 people total. You will get to take all three classes. Each class is about different things about color. My class is about how to take […]

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Black Welsh Mountain

So over the weekend I worked on some samples spun from Black Welsh Mountain wool.  First I will just say that every time I spin samples, no matter how many I spin I always have questions and want to try something else. All of the samples have been carded and then the carded prep was treated or spun in different […]

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