Category Archives: fiber prep

DIY Drum Carder Plans!

Hi everyone! It’s been about 2 years since Spencer and Steve built me a drum carder . . . and Spencer has just drawn up the plans!! So, I’m popping in to let you all know where to find them … Continue reading

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How to Make: Puni-Style Rolags

**If you are looking for info about the GIVEAWAY, check out this link or Episode 24 on Youtube** For this weekend’s video, I have a how-to! In this video I demonstrate one technique for making puni-style rolags with a pair of hand … Continue reading

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Ready for Spinzilla!

I cleaned my wheel. I cleared my bobbins. I gathered and sorted my fiber. I am ready. This year, I’ll be spinning a gradient (and chain plying it); I have 5oz of Finn and 2.5oz of Polypay (all white) to … Continue reading

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Episode 7: It’s About Time

As promised, a new episode is up and running over on YouTube! As always, show notes can be found below; please message me if you have questions about something in the show 🙂 Show Notes: The Prison Bus (outside my … Continue reading

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To Comb or Not to Comb?

**If you are looking for the Pigeonroof Studio’s awesome giveaway, follow this link to YouTube, Episode 3 of the knittingthestash podcast and leave a comment  Ok, dear readers, this one if for the spinners and fiber preppers out there . … Continue reading

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Combed! For the very first time . . .

My wonderful guild-mate, Cathe, lent me her combs for the week and I got right to work! How could I resist? It’s been a long road to combs, though. When I first started spinning and took up fiber prep, I thought … Continue reading

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I joined. I didn’t think I would. I am very unsure about what this all means. I do not think I have quite the “prepper” mentality that this undertaking may entail. But I did it. And this leap of faith … 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

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First Fiber

So, I volunteered to teach an enrichment class at my local middle school–the same one where my son goes to 6th grade. And . . . it was approved! The best part: this is not a class with books and … Continue reading

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Hog Island Part 3: From Raw to Roving!

Yesterday, I talked about some of the troubles I was having with the mill prepared Hog Island roving. My (hair-brained) solution: get a whole fleece. So, when Jay emailed to say it was shearing day, I high-tailed it to the … Continue reading

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