Tag Archives: handspun

Yarn – Hot Chocolate


I have gotten a ton of spinning done at the recent craft shows! I started this yarn at Sheridan celebrates, and just finished it. Here are two pictures, one with flash and the other without. The color is actually somewhere … Continue reading

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Yarn – Filigree


I’ve spun my first 200 yards of yarn on the new wheel! I’m calling this one “Filigree”, after my favorite jewelry technique: twisting together wires of precious metal into loops and whorls. I particularly like to work in silver, as … Continue reading

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Rocker Gurl Yarn


I’ve been thinking about the design of this yarn for so long that I actually thought I HAD spun it already. I don’t really love pink, as a rule, but I picked up this┬árich and colorful silk roving over a … Continue reading

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Really, really delayed follow up


Do you all remember that funky yarn I spun, way before Christmas? It looked like this (because this is it): It’s a two ply yarn. One of the singles has Tuscany’s lovely white fiber as a base, with just a … Continue reading

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Cabled yarn: complete!


My first cabled yarn is done! It did take a while, as I anticipated, but I like the finished product. You’ll remember from an earlier post that I had already spun a two-ply yarn that I intended to ply again … Continue reading

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Clouds over Tuscany


I love love love Tuscany’s fiber. It’s fluffy, soft, and makes beautifully plump yarn. Over the holiday I got to spin my first medium weight yarn from just Tuscany’s fiber. We’re filling an order for a blanket’s worth of yarn … Continue reading

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Caramel Creme


Hello everyone! Hope you had a good holiday, and thanks for joining us again in this new year. Boy, do I have some great posts lined up for you. Being at the ranch means I get to share in the … Continue reading

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Magic Words


This is my least favorite product of this weekend’s flurry of productivity. It’s not BAD or anything. In fact, the spinning is some of my best work. I was expecting more out of the beads, though. The whole thing turned … Continue reading

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Gold Vein


Despite a couple of migraines, it was a productive weekend for me. I did a “media fast”, and didn’t watch tv, play video games, or get on the internet. Here’s my favorite product of all that spare time: It’s 100% … Continue reading

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Au, everyone’s fave element


I’ve always preferred Ag, but Au is currently experiencing such a tremendous rise in popularity I figured I’d better spin some yarn with it (if you aren’t a science nerd, Au is gold’s elemental symbol on the periodic table and … Continue reading

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