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Class with Abby
Any one of my spinning friends will know that I turn into a bit of a 12 year fangirl about  Abby Franquemont  (even though I am a 30 something man). They will know this for many reasons, among them the fact that I have been talking about Abby teaching in MN...
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Plying
Inspired by online friends I have been setting out to master spinning cotton at my normal wheel. It is a different experience from the meditative arm waving of the charkha or the intensely focused twirl of the tahkli, but I wanted the skill and I believe I ...
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Just a quick check in on the year of weaving and moderation. Weaving continues apace. This weekend I cut off the second panel of a handspun blanket I am making. Those are two panels laid together. They are currently just over 7 feet long. One is an inch nar...
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Happy Holidays
Happy holidays to all who celebrate! It was a calmer and better christmas this year than in recent memory for me and mine and I am so glad. I was overjoyed to see the joy and happiness of others when opening carefully chosen gifts (I am usually a complete f...
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Spinning
I have been continuing to spin on my fantastic Peruvian Pushkas from  Stringtopia  and have been enjoying every moment of it. I am spinning some Suffolk roving in the Nebula colorway from   Gnomespun Yarn . Dan is one of my favorite dyers who usually has so...
I have been continuing to spin on my fantastic Peruvian Pushkas from Stringtopia and have been enjoying every moment of it. I am spinning some Suffolk roving in the Nebula colorway from  Gnomespun Yarn. Dan is one of my favor...
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Finished Blanket and Clothing yardage
I finished the blanket. It turned out better than I thought it would. The central panel was woven with more PPI thank the outer panels and better tension and so when I stitched them together there were puckers on both sides. After washing, which I did by tr...
I finished the blanket. It turned out better than I thought it would. The central panel was woven with more PPI thank the outer panels and better tension and so when I stitched them together there were puckers on both sides. ...
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2014-The year of weaving and moderation
     Happy 2014 - May your year be full of health and happiness and may you all learn something you want to. A  friend  posted something on her blog about choosing a theme for the new year rather than specific resolutions which are so much easier to leave b...
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Pushka
I have to share my excitement with the world. Yesterday, just as I was about to leave for a Danish holiday party a friend throws (the food! Oh my goodness, the food!) the mailman knocked on the the door and dropped something in the hall. I opened it to find...
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