Spinning yarn always makes me feel better. How do other people get past their no-good-totally-sucky days without spinning? I have no freaking idea.
Unbalanced yarn has character and variety and sometimes we like that. Sometimes I like that! So here is a free tutorial for spinning an unbalanced two-ply yarn.
After seven and a half hours trapped in my truck with a seriously pissed off cat I need some intense yarn therapy. I need my spinning wheel pronto!
The plan was to buy a local fleece, from a sheep raised where I grew up, and wash/card/spin/knit it. You know what they say about plans.
The Alden Amos, the grandfather of modern handspinning, has passed and left a legacy of handmade wheels and masterful book on yarn making. Let’s remember his accomplishments and enjoy a charming interview he gave a few years back.
I am a thoroughly un-cool person who can occasionally trick people into thinking I am cool. I do that with my spinning wheel of course!
Let’s have another post where pull on my cowgirl boots, sit down at my spinning wheel, and ramble on about the history of something yarn-y related. Today its the history of spinning wheels and how the spinning wheels of today don’t look anything like their medieval predecessors.
Lets talk about those mythic crafters with the power of life and death over mortals. Its a Halloween Spinning in Cowgirl Boots.
To spin semi-woolen is one of my favorite ways to make yarn. Its easy to control the draft, to add twist, and it works for almost every fiber. Here is how I do it.
Its Day 1 of Spinzilla 2015! So let’s have a Spinning in Cowgirl Boots video. Let’s spin up some yarn. Let’s figure out why elderly bacherlorettes are called Spinsters […]