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Tour de fleece
I don't think I ever posted the finished blanket: Additionally, for the past four days I have been spinning spinning spinning for the tour de fleece, one of the highlights of my spinning year. This year I am working on spinning up a Jacob x Dorset fleece wh...
I don't think I ever posted the finished blanket: Additionally, for the past four days I have been spinning spinning spinning for the tour de fleece, one of the highlights of my spinning year. This year I am working on spin...
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We have weaving!

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I do too, and hoped you were liking it!
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Fiber friday
Almost every Friday I meet a friend who also works downtown to spin over our lunch break. Today I was was Ethiopian cotton sliver a friend sent me on an Akha spindle.
Almost every Friday I meet a friend who also works downtown to spin over our lunch break. Today I was was Ethiopian cotton sliver a friend sent me on an Akha spindle.
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Tomorrow I warp
Tomorrow I will try and warp big Bertha, with the warp chains below and then weave. I have bobbins wound and am ready to go. 
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Through the black hole and on to the plying
Today I am plying. This yarn will probably be woven into checks with some brown CVM I have. I am hoping for a shirt of some sort, but we'll see what my sewing is up to. 
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Thinking about what I am going to do this year
I am resting my wrists, and since I am not doing fibery things, I am thinking about them. I have been fascinated with local products for years, and have worked towards eating locally for years. This year I want to focus on using local fibers a great deal, a...
I am resting my wrists, and since I am not doing fibery things, I am thinking about them. I have been fascinated with local products for years, and have worked towards eating locally for years. This year I want to focus on us...
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The weaving is done.
i am so proud of this piece of fabric. It is 100 percent handspun wool from my stash, most of the yarns spun for knitting. The set is 10 epi, and the twill reverses every time the colors change. Weft is brown coopworth. All that remains is the cutting, seam...
i am so proud of this piece of fabric. It is 100 percent handspun wool from my stash, most of the yarns spun for knitting. The set is 10 epi, and the twill reverses every time the colors change. Weft is brown coopworth. All t...
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Blanket in progress
Today I cut off the samples I have been weaving on Bertha and began to put on a warp of handspun from my stash. It will be a blanket. I made I through all the beaming on of the warp and threaded about a third of it. I am using a point twill threading. I hav...
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Up to lots of no good.
I have been weaving Winding warps for a blanket I am going to weave for myself: And lots of spinning: Sally Fox cotton, wool that I have been combing, and silk hankies dyed by a friend in her indigo vat. 
I have been weaving Winding warps for a blanket I am going to weave for myself: And lots of spinning: Sally Fox cotton, wool that I have been combing, and silk hankies dyed by a friend in her indigo vat.
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A spinner who weaves
It has been too long since I last posted. A lot of spinning has happened, but additionally I have been weaving on my Rigid Heddle loom.  Most excitingly for my I have been working to get the Newcomb Studio loom I bought when I was 13, into good fettle. This...
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Spinning My wheels
I have been working on a fiber project I cannot yet talk about, and in the spare time I have been spinning local CVM, which I will be using for weaving. It is fine spinning, and so I feel like I spin and spin and the bobbin never fills. I know, intellectual...
I have been working on a fiber project I cannot yet talk about, and in the spare time I have been spinning local CVM, which I will be using for weaving. It is fine spinning, and so I feel like I spin and spin and the bobbin n...
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Busy!
Today I have been working with local materials, locally grown flax, after the dust got to me, I switched to spinning local CVM for weaving yarn. After a bit of that, I did some work on seekrit project spinning and learned a few things, which is the whole po...
Today I have been working with local materials, locally grown flax, after the dust got to me, I switched to spinning local CVM for weaving yarn. After a bit of that, I did some work on seekrit project spinning and learned a f...
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