Monthly Archives: April 2015

My Daily Spin – Silk Hankie Lessons

I spun my first silk hankie tonight, and right away I learned a valuable lesson. It’s to my benefit to draft out those fibers ahead of time a whole lot more than I did this time, because it’s WORK to … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – The Silk Hankies

I was home sick from work today, and spent most of the day sleeping. But I did ply the art batt – it came out very floofy from the soak. It’s very pretty, and It will be fun figuring out … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Finishing the Art Batt

I finished spinning the art batt tonight. Amazingly, it all fit on one bobbin, which is great. Tomorrow I’ll wind it off into a center pull ball and ply it that way. Until then.

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My Daily Spin – the Art Batt

I decided to take a little break from silk and spin one of the art batts I got at the fiber fair in Dallas-Fort Worth when I was there a few weeks ago. This is yet another new type of … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – the Last of the Tussah Silk

I finished spinning the last of the Tussah silk today, and plied it. Once it’s soaked and hung to dry I’ll measure it to see the yardage. Next I’ll start on the silk hankies, the purple and gold ones. That … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Getting a Head Start

The CSA deliveries from Pinckney’s Produce have FINALLY started up again, hooray! Which means lots of yummy options for this week’s meals. The first delivery included arugula, bok choy, collard greens, spring onions, and strawberries. The strawberries, of course, only … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – What Will I Do with This Silk Yarn?

While spinning today, I started thinking about what I want to do with this silk yarn that I’m making. If I am right in my calculations, I will end up with a little over 200 yards of this as a … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Confessions of a Tactile Junkie

I love texture. The look, the feel, of THINGS. Soft, rough, slick, nubbly, velvety, tweedy color mixes & stripes, sheen, all of it. When I first contemplated spinning, I was not thinking about the fact that I get to touch … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Sweet Meditation

My spinning tonight was very sweet. No particular goal in mind, beyond the fiber slipping silkily through my fingers. I noticed the rhythm of my breathing was syncing with my movements. I’m nearly done with this first bobbin of the … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – The Rest of the Silk

Now that I’ve figured out the ratios I want to use with this Tussah silk, I’ve decided to go ahead and spin the rest of it (just under 3 ounces) into three more-or-less-equal bobbins and ply them together as one … Continue reading

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