Category Archives: Spinning

New Look for an Old Wheel

Lately I’ve been side glancing at other spinning wheels. I’ve had my Kromski Sonata for many years now and like most people, I long for a change now and then. The only thing is… I LOVE my Sonata! So why … Continue reading

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For the Love of Yarn!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY !!!! I hope you have a fibrous Day! This is some Polish Merino that I spun up last week. I just love the vibrant Red. And of course I chose the Walnut bobbins because they reminded me … Continue reading

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My Sheep are Ready for Spring…

I know we have it pretty easy down here in South Georgia, but tell that to my sheep… They are ready for spring and the shearing that comes with it! That’s Calvin, he is not my best fiber sheep. His … Continue reading

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Wool Dye with Chestnuts!

Turns out Chestnut are only good for roasting over an open fire! The same friend that gave me the Black Walnuts for my dye project the other day, also has a Chestnut tree. After she gave me some of the … Continue reading

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Time for Some Madder Root Dye – Naturally!

I’m still working on my Natural Dye project. Today I’d like to share my Madder Root dye day with you. Madder Root is the root of the Rubia tinctorum, but the plant is more commonly known as Madder or Dyers … Continue reading

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Cochineal Dye is Awesome!

As promised, I’m dyeing with Cochineal today. Cochineal Dye is derived from dried beetles. I know that sounds gross, but it’s a fact. They can be found on Prickly Pear Cacti, typically in South America. And even grosser – it … Continue reading

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Natural Logwood Dye on Wool

If you read my post from the other day, then you know I’m on a Natural Dye theme this week. I began with Goldenrod and Goldenrod with Iron after bath to get yellow and green respectively. Today I’m looking for … Continue reading

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Georgia Alpaca FiberFest Trip

This past weekend I had a fabulous mini vacation with my friends. There’s nothing like a girls only weekend with people who love the same things as you do. Spend that weekend in a cabin in the woods and it’s … Continue reading

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More on the “Tour De Fleece”

Tour De Fleece is still running on Ravelry and I’m in a group. It’s a fun way to encourage each other to spin while the Bikes spin across France. I posted my 1st skein a couple weeks ago. I’m not … Continue reading

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Tour de France (Fleece ?)

I’m sure you are familiar with the Tour de France race. It’s the most spectacular bike race in modern history. I think most knitters have seen the Ravelry website. It’s an incredible place to find knitting patterns, both for purchase … Continue reading

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