Category Archives: Fiber

Spinning the First SAFF Batt

It’s always such an adventure to spin a new batt. The very nature of batt creation means each one will be unique. In my last post, I mentioned the batts I got at SAFF this year. The first one I … Continue reading

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This Year’s SAFF Loot – Spinning Fiber

As I’ve mentioned in the past, SAFF (the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair) is hands-down my favorite place to buy fiber for spinning. The choices! The colors! And at that show, my favorite fiber vendor is the Trading Post for Fiber … Continue reading

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Another State Fair Winner

I entered just one skein of handspun yarn in this year’s SC State Fair back in October. Yes, it’s December now, so I’m a little late with this post. It was a fractal spin of 100% bombyx silk, dyed by … Continue reading

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Silk Hankies – Working Smarter, Not Harder

Back in 2015, when I was a new spinner, I tackled some beautiful silk hankies. They are nothing like “regular” fiber. The basic technique is to peel off one (very) thin hanky, poke a hole in the middle, and draft … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Fractals

I am knitting a shawl for my sister out of some of my fractal-spun yarn. This is the teal and rust yarn that I spun last summer, described in post One Fractal Down, on to the Next (This would be … Continue reading

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One Fractal Down, on to the Next

When I started the Apples fractal project, I chose to make the yarn end up as a two-ply lace weight yarn. I have a lot of knitting patterns for lace weight yarn, and merino fiber is a really lovely fiber … Continue reading

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Apples Fractal is Half Done!

Moving has certainly put a big dent in my spinning practice. It’s only the last couple of weeks that I’m anything like “normal” in that regard. At any rate, I’ve finally finished the first half of the Apples fractal spinning … Continue reading

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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 GreenĀ 

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 dreamĀ  to spin! And you can see the care … Continue reading

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