Ravelry – October & Updates to Site

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Products, Ravelry | 0 comments

Microsoft Well we survived all the ‘windows 10’ updates but not without a few problems. Hopefully things are now starting to return to normal. I’ll spare you any further comments on this except to say this had better not happen again microsoft or this person will quickly convert to Apple. Bump of the Month Ravelry Bump of the Month for October is called “All Hallows’ Eve”.  The green and purple was suggested by one of the participants in...

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Dish Towels

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Products | 0 comments

Dish Towels Well, I finally finished weaving the dish towels and took them off the loom yesterday. It seemed to take forever this time, probably because the summer was so nice it was hard to drag myself into the studio.  Beautiful Huck Lace in blues and some plain weave purple and blue. Now for the hemming. Only 4 months to Christmas. What’s next? I always seem to run out of blue towels so I think I will do a wedgewood blue and natural in Huck Lace as it is my most...

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17.5 Organic Merino Roving

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 in Products | 0 comments

I am so excited! Jumping for joy! The 17.5 micron organic merino just arrived this afternoon. It is so buttery soft it feels like angora rabbit. I spread a little of it out on my black calculator so you can see how cob webby it is. I plan on taking it for a test spin tonight and a dye test on the weekend. I see lots of lacey yarns in the...

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Handspun Yarn – Warts and All

Posted on Jul 17, 2016 in Products, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What makes handspun yarn so special? Why do knitters prefer handspun over commercial?     Handspun yarn (HSY)  is best described as yarn with an attitude. Commercial preparation and spinning tend to take the life out of most yarns because they are spun under a lot of tension. HSY has more sheen, loft and a softer hand. The spinner has control over such things as how much bounce and twist there is in the yarn for knitting or crocheting as well as twist direction....

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Method to my madness

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Products | 0 comments

Steam Method. My preferred method of dyeing roving is to braid the roving  first and then apply the dye. I have a limited amount workspace so handling 4 or 6 oz amounts of roving at a time gets rather complicated. Braiding shortens the length enough to fit on my table. Then it’s a trip to the hairdresser for a dye job. I don’t always cover all the white. I like the softer transitions between colours that the blending with white allows.     Here you can...

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Handwoven Dish Towels

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Products | 0 comments

Here’s one of the projects  I’ve have been working on this summer. Some of my favourite colour combinations are blues and purples. Unfortunatley I didn’t have any red.  If I did, I would have ran a few scattered warp threads in red to really make it...

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