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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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Mohair! And Rolags!

Today was excellent. We learned how to use hand cards to blend fibers and make rolags, than spin them using the long draw method. This was all brand new for me and very exciting. After that we used kid mohair … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Getting Ready to Travel

I’ve set myself a goal. Not only am I taking my silk – both spun and still in hankie form – I’m going to ask for help in plying it. The colors are so gorgeous, I don’t want to ply … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Am I Doing This Right?

My mind is an amazing place sometimes, and not in a good way. Since I’ve decided to take my spinning wheel to use in my class next week, I’m also thinking about taking my remaining hankies to spin in my … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Pretty, Pretty Colors

The new packet of hankies is spinning up very different than I expected. There are light golds and blues along with the deeper tones, and they really complement each other. I like them a lot. I’ve decided I’m definitely taking … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – The Next Batch of Hankies

Yes, I’ve finished the first packet of silk hankies and moved on to the next. I’m doing the gold-and-blue ones now. I’ve included pictures of a whole hankie and today’s spinning of another whole hankie. Quite lovely. On a different … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – With Hankies, Thinner is Better

I finally figured out why I was having such a hard time drafting this silk, making the pre-drafting so attractive. Each hankie is composed of layers of silk fiber, and to work with it you peel off the layers and … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Lobster Hands!

If you are old enough, you probably remember the old commercial for some hand lotion where the poor woman literally had lobster hands – that’s how rough her skin was. Well, that’s how I feel today. Yikes! Those fine silk … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – Saturday Silk

Last night I was on a roll – I drafted out 3 hankies’ worth of silk. Today I spun about half of that. I am getting more used to this fiber. It will be very interesting to see how it … Continue reading

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My Daily Spin – More Hankie Lessons

It’s a good thing that I got all those months of daily practice under my belt before I tackled this particular project. This form of silk really is not easy to spin. I found that the extensive pre-drafting I did … Continue reading

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