Monthly Archives: May 2015

It’s Enough to Drive You Batt-y

There are some things that have irritated me about the current batts I’m spinning, yes, those lovely art batts. For one, the yellow fibers don’t play nice with the other fibers. They don’t draft well together, and the yellow tends … Continue reading

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Spinning the Batt

My day went differently than planned, but I still got home late & tired. So the batt seemed like the easiest choice. It’s so pretty, and I’d like to get it done. Here’s what the fiber looks like: And here’s … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Today I finished spinning the first art batt and plied the last skein of the silk hankies. So I need to decide what to tackle next. My hand cards have arrived, so I could start practicing with those, and make … Continue reading

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More of the Art Batt

I spun more of the art batt tonight. It’s interesting because the fibers aren’t all the same length and it doesn’t pull apart evenly when I take a chunk out. But that is NOT a problem, just interesting. I am … Continue reading

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Tired Spinning

As it turned out, I’m too tired after a very long day to tackle plying silk. I had challenges just getting it off the bobbin onto the winder, and I’m smart enough to know what that means. Rather than make … Continue reading

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Ready to Ply – Then What?

I’m so happy tonight – I was able to arrange extra spinning time, and I finished up the last of the hankie silk. So tomorrow night all I have to do is wind it off into a center-pull ball, and … Continue reading

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Hand Cards Are Ordered!

One of the fun things we did in last week’s class was use hand cards to blend fiber and make rolags, which we spun using the woolen method. I want to get good at all of those things, so I … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Turnips, Radishes, and Squash

Those were the main veggies in my Pinckney’s box this week. Since I was out of town all last week, I didn’t cook last Sunday, so I had a LOT of squash! Zucchini, yellow summer squash, and eight-ball (which is … Continue reading

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Those Lobster Hands Again

After spending most of the day in the kitchen (see today’s Real Food post), I finally got to sit down at my spinning wheel again. I’m spinning the last set of hankies, they are so lovely. BUT my hands are … Continue reading

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Back in the Silk

I survived the drive home, got all unpacked, and yes, got my wheel set up and spun some silk. I’m so inspired now to finish this up and figure out what I’m going to spin with it all – the … Continue reading

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