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Spinning from Batts

Spinning from a Batt is a bit different than when you spin from roving. Typically the fibers are less aligned and therefor the finished yarn has a more “artsy” appearance. A Batt is created using a Drum Carder. The carder … Continue reading

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Hand Spun Wolf Down Yarn

I posted a few weeks ago about a Wild Fiber project I have planned. Here’s the post if you want to read about all the wonderful Rare Breed Sheep and Wild Animals I’ll be spinning over the next few months. … Continue reading

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Wild About Fiber!

I recently took a trip to a Spinning Retreat in Florida. I was surrounded by my friends and had an absolutely glorious time. I also managed to get a lot of Spinning done and that always feels good. Somehow I … Continue reading

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How to Cooler Dye

If you are a Hand Spinner, then I’m sure you’ve bought prepared, dyed roving before. Maybe you thought about trying to dye some for yourself, but thought that it would be too difficult and make a big mess. Here is … Continue reading

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Camping with the Girls

Last month – when I should have been home preparing for Christmas – I went to FDR State Park in Georgia with some of my girl friends. These are my Spinning Pals. We loaded up our Spinning Wheels and headed … Continue reading

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The Continuing Story of SAFF

When I left you yesterday we had just arrived at SAFF after all our trials and tribulations on the trip up. As you may have read, the heater in the camper was broken and we had resorted to using a … Continue reading

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Time for Another Trip!

As you may have read, I just got back from a trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival. Now I’m packing my bags again and as soon as I get out of work tonight (hopefully by 8:30 pm) I’ll be headed … Continue reading

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Organic Fiber Dyeing by Max Hamrick

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing for you a book that I will surely treasure for years to come. Organic Fiber Dyeing by Max Hamrick is a wonderful book that will please the scholar in you with it’s wealth … Continue reading

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Fun at the Fair

In my last post I promised you some Pumpkin Muffins. They are coming I promise. However, I had a last minute change of plans, so I had to put them on hold for a day. Instead I headed up to … Continue reading

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Spinning With Friends

Have you ever been around a group of people that just “get you”? People who share a common interest that goes well beyond the surface? Yesterday I was fortunate enough to spend the day with my wonderful Spinning companions. My … Continue reading

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