Tag Archives: Spinning

This Summer: Exotic Fibers

I have finished the Bunny yarn I talked about in my last post. As usual, with a new fiber, I learned some things. For example, this blend of fiber does not lend itself well to plying from a center pull … Continue reading

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Bunny Time!

I have, at long last, finished the Desert Rose BFL-Silk blend project. Whew! But the wonderful result is that I have just over 1900 yards of sport-weight yarn to make something lovely with. So what’s next? Bunny fur! Aka angora … Continue reading

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More Fractal Spinning

Since late December I’ve been doing another fractal spinning project. This is a technique where you take a braid with multiple colors and split it up into fat and thin chunks. You spin then ply in a specific way so … Continue reading

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The Silk Lap

No, not like a lap formed when you sit. Mulberry Silk Laps are produced while carding silk fibers to produce silk top for spinning into yarn. They have a similar staple length to top but with much more texture. They … Continue reading

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Milk Fiber – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

I have finished all the milk fiber. It’s spun, plied, and washed, and is now hanging the bathroom drying. I’m glad I did it, but I doubt if I will ever buy more. Yes, it’s lovely. It has a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Chaos of SAFF

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The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair was last weekend, and as always it was an overwhelming experience. The main vendor area is a giant room with over 400 booths FULL of fiber, yarn, equipment, finished garments, and more. Like any show, … Continue reading

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Mountain Sapphires Sweater Done!!

I have finished the sweater I created from the Mountain Sapphires Art Batts! I’m just taking a moment to bask in that…. It’s so beautiful. It fits. The colors are sweet. It’s warm and not scratchy. This is the fiber … Continue reading

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Tricky, Tricky Milk Fiber

I have a few days practice now with the Milk Fiber. It’s trickier than it seemed that first time I posted about it. The 2-ply I did first came out OK, done via the Andean bracelet method. The next day … Continue reading

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I Am Not Dead… Still Here, Still Spinning

I’ve neglected you terribly. My last post about spinning was when I started the Crosspatch Creations Art Batts back in April. As I spun that gorgeous fiber, I realized that it deserved to become something that I could wear and … Continue reading

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Art Batts!!

Gorgeous. That’s the first word that comes to mind about my new spinning project. I finished my last project, the spinning and Navajo ply of BFL/Silk. I’m happy with the results, the practice was good. I learned that my primary … Continue reading

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