Category Archives: spinning

2018 – I Love to Teach

It’s August and I’ve begun thinking about next year’s calendar. I have some   space available if you want me to come and teach at your guild or your shop or your house for you and our friends. Drop me an email or a message and let me know and we can start planning! In case you’re wondering I have […]

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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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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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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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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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A Skirt on the Rigid Heddle Loom.

This was a long term project. The yarn is from Imperial Ranch Columbia Roving. Spun on my Schacht Reeves 30″ Saxony. There is an eight part blog series on the Schacht blog about the whole thing along with a project that Jillian Moreno did. I thought I might put all of the links right here so it’s easier to follow. […]

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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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October Travels

Every year October seems to be crazy busy for me. Usually it’s because of Rhinebeck. This year wasn;t much different but I wasn’t teaching at Rhinebeck. I went as a festival goer and did a book signing on both afternoons. This year’s trip was longer than ever. I was away from home for two full weeks. Some of it was […]

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