The photos are of some softly spun spiral plied yarn that bloomed by 40%, the cardboard bobbins show fine tightly spun 3 ply that bloomed by 7.5% Background Hand spun yarn blooms, becomes thicker and shorter, when it is finished (washed, thwacked, steamed etc). This effect is rarely mentioned in books though Ann Field takes… Continue reading Blooming
"Thanks for a fabulous day" Tired but happy. I have had a great day with some lovely ladies teaching spinning. I so enjoy sharing my love of fibre and the magic of spinning. We started looking at washed fleece from 7cm Ryeland, to 30cm Leicester longwool. I love seeing the light bulbs going on. The realisation that… Continue reading Beginning Spinning
Have you seen this new venture from Suzy Brown? I have followed Suzy for a little while and always impressed with her energy and enthusiasm to try new stuff. Having just tidied my craft room it seems appropriate to think along her tiny studio lines. For a new look at your crafting hurry along… Continue reading Tiny Studio
Card by Sue Prince I was given this fabulous card for my birthday last year. I came across it again during my craft room tidy so thought I'd share I love this card because it shows a selection of contemporary spinning wheels people having fun the links between sheep and spinning. great artistic skill but looks naive … Continue reading Woolly Wednesdays Card by Sue Prince
At a spinning meeting today a friend commented that people thought her strange as she finishes each project before starting the next. Many of us where impressed. I am certainly a possessor of a number of PhDs*. This reminded me of a discussion I saw about process or production knitters. I think it is more complicated… Continue reading What sort of spinner are you?