Monthly Archives: May 2016

Video Tutorial: Dye Day

Thanks to Spencer for the video diary of the process and the day 🙂

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The Results Are In!

Dye Day success! I’m in the middle of writing my book’s introduction right now, so I’ll take any completed project I can get! Details below for those who are interested in fiber-info! In order from left to right: Polworth (from … Continue reading

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Dye Day!

My guild (the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild) hosts an annual Dye Day each spring–in addition to the Natural Dye Day in the fall. I should say, more specifically, that the excellent, awesome, and amazing Beth hosts Dye Day . … Continue reading

Posted in color, dyeing, experiment, fiber, learning, spinners and weavers guild, Uncategorized, yarn | 6 Comments

Destashing . . .

Summer time  . . . and the de-stashing it easy! Most has been claimed, there are only a few stragglers; I shipped out 2 lbs of fiber just yesterday! Whoa. It’s feeling great to be making some room in he bins … Continue reading

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Found, a Loom . . .

A couple of weeks ago, I received a text from a friend. My phone, which is NOT hi-tech or smart or intelligent in any way took its time unfurling a photo of  . . . a loom! [Photo credit to … Continue reading

Posted in experiment, How'd THAT happen??, Uncategorized, unexpected, weaving | 12 Comments

Good Yarn, Bad Yarn

I did not fully realize it at the time, but I’ve been spoiled by yarn from some excellent indie dyers: 8-ply, squishy, resilient, brilliant, indie yarn. Compared to some, I have only been knitting socks for a brief while. But, … Continue reading

Posted in big questions, choices, keeping track, learning, review, socks, unexpected, yarn | 6 Comments

Hap Hap Happening!

If you are not on the Kate Davies email newsletter list . . . now is your moment. Her new project, The Book of Haps, is coming! Pre-orders begin Thursday, May 19th! I’ll admit that Kate Davies’ books are a particular … Continue reading

Posted in books, community, designs, history, information, inspiration, Kate Davies, not-so-local, patterns, people | 2 Comments

Teaching Tweens: Drop Spindle or BUST!

This week, I taught my last “Fun with Fiber” class at the local middle school. As I said in Lessons Learned, I think I learned about as much as the kids, at least in terms of how to teach about … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Spinning Lap Waste (Mill Ends)

Hi everyone! I’m off to a conference this week . . . and things are, well, a bit crazy! But my posting policy: better late than never 🙂 As many of you know, my dear partner in all things fiber (and … Continue reading

Posted in fiber, fiber prep, How To, information, instruction, lap waste, mill ends, preparation, spinning, tricks and tips, Uncategorized, video | 5 Comments

Indie Dyer Feature: AlohaBlu

Today, I have a terrific Indie Dyer Feature for you: Christina of AlohaBlu! I met Christina through some comments about indie dyeing on this blog 🙂 but I have long admired her colorways and eye for inspiring fiber-color combinations. As … Continue reading

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