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Posts Tagged ‘wool’

First hand-spun project

October 5th, 2010 by Heidi

The awesome aunt who’s housewarming gift we turned into an electric ball winder came to visit this weekend. I was so thrilled with the ball winder and the amount of work it saved that I wanted to make her something to show my appreciation. When I discovered she was visiting, and that she happened to be visiting on her birthday it just seemed too perfect, so I set about making her a shawl with my hand-spun yarn.


Better late than never

September 9th, 2010 by Heidi

Tuesday we were working hard at getting some of the yarn I have spun, washed and wound into balls. And then I planned on showing you the results.


Tour de Fleece

July 5th, 2010 by Heidi
Tour de Fleece

Just in time to make a last minute dash for the start line I heard about the Tour de Fleece. The goal is to spin every day the Tour rides, and as I have been sadly neglecting my wheel in the last couple of months I thought this would be a good way to get me motivated.


Fibre arts

January 11th, 2010 by Heidi

There has been a lot of fibre arts going on around here lately and boy am I having fun! Thanks need to go to Cheryl who suggested learning to spin! Spinning class not only resulted in us learning to spin, but also in new friends, me starting to learn to knit and weave, and to the possibility of the sheep earning their keep.


New wheels

December 13th, 2009 by Heidi

OK so it isn’t plural, its singular but then what kind of title would “new wheel” be!


Learning to spin!

November 14th, 2009 by Heidi

I spent almost the whole day today away from the farm, leaving Steve to take care of the chores and woodpile all by himself. It wasn’t a ‘jolly’ though, no, I was off to learn a new and practical skill!