Category Archives: lap waste

Episode 9: A Sweater is Born

In today’s episode, I debut my finished Ebba Pullover, give you a tour of my walking wheel, and show off some lap waste yarn I’ve just finished spinning. Welcome back to those who have been following along and a big … Continue reading

Posted in Ebba Pullover, episode, FO, handspun, knitting, lap waste, spinners and weavers guild, spinning, spinning wheel, sweater, video, walking wheel | 11 Comments

What Does 5KG of Fiber Look Like?

I mean, Spinzilla is almost over and I certainly *needed* to replenish the stash, right? Also, I got a great deal on this fiber–it’s from World of Wool and it’s lap waste from their carding machines. Some of it is … Continue reading

Posted in fiber, lap waste, mail call, re-stashing, stash, unicorns | 3 Comments

Reader, I Did Not Buy 11 Pounds of Fiber

Oh, I thought about it. I dreamed about it (no, really!) Someday, I may still click the buy now button . . . But that 11 lbs of fiber sitting in an online shopping cart somewhere in the interwebs will … Continue reading

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FO: Lap Waste 2ply

I loved the singles, posted a video about spinning with lap waste, struggled with the second bobbin and the plying . . .  but in the end, I love her. She is soft and airy and I think she will be … 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

Lap Waste: A Definition

After posting this Tuesday’s Spring Single, I got to thinking . . . what is “lap waste” anyway? And is it different from “mill ends”? I was sold “mill ends” and “lap waste” from different sources and they pretty much … Continue reading

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