Category Archives: Art

Time for Fractals Again

For my next spinning project, I am going to spin a braid using fractal spinning. Briefly, this means I’m spinning and plying the yarn to get specific color changes that look lovely when you knit it up. This time I’m … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I’ve finally finished spinning my 3 yummy fibers that I wrote about last – the Alfalfa Green, Deep Sea, and South Pacific Yak/Silk blends. The finished yarns are 2-ply fingering weight, perfect for shawls and wraps. Those are what I’m … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Green 

To continue from my last post, I’m spinning the Alfalfa Green Yak/Silk first. This is from Abstract Fibers – if you can find fiber from them, go for it. It’s a dream  to spin! And you can see the care … Continue reading

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Fiber that Makes Me Go Mmmmm

I had a very tough time deciding what my next spinning project should be. There’s all the lovely stuff I brought home from SAFF, plus all the lovely stuff I got at our new Columbia shop Luna Lola (also at … Continue reading

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Home from SAFF – This Year’s Loot!

The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair is always a huge experience for me. The fiber! The classes! The huge buildings full of vendors! This year was no exception. I got lots of fiber: silk and silk blends, pure merino, pure cashmere … Continue reading

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The Final Batt

I am now spinning the last of the batts I got last year at SAFF. It’s different from other batts that I’ve worked with in that is a single fiber type, merino wool. I was drawn to it because of … Continue reading

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How the Camel/Silk Came Out

I just wanted to post a quick update on the Camel/Silk blend that I wrote about last time. After I soaked it and hung it to dry, it seemed like it was not as soft and drapey as the yak/silk … Continue reading

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More Exotic Fibers – Camel/Silk Blend

I am making excellent progress on my stash of exotic fibers. The camel/silk blend I spun today is the second-to-last variety I had left. I had sort of expected that it would be similar to the yak/silk blend I did … Continue reading

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Back to the Bunny – Angora Batt #2

I decided to spin my other Angora batt for my next project.This batt is called Untamed Woods, and the colorway is green with yellow and blue highlights which make for a visually interesting spun yarn. The fiber content is only … Continue reading

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The Yak/Silk Gradient Swatch

In my last post, I talked about spinning a gradient yarn from two colors of Yak/Silk blend fiber, and promised a picture. Well, here it is. The yarn felt wonderful to knit. While I’m not completely crazy about these two … Continue reading

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