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Devin Helmen
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New year
I keeping meaning to blog more often. I was determined to get the Jacob twill off the loom in 2016 and I succeeded with one day to spare. This weekend I finished the fabric in the washing machine, and now I mean to make it into a Hapi or Hanten. My studio ...

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Romney Love
Earlier this year, my dear friend  Lynn  got me a Romney fleece at Rhinebeck. I long to go there some year, but this was the next best thing. I have never worked with Romney fleece before, surprisingly,  and I wanted to explore one. Lynn has excellent taste...

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Meet Doris
I have long wanted a great wheel, and when one recently came up available on Craigslist I jumped at the chance. A gorgeous modern made oak wheel made in Minnesota, which is now mine. Meet Doris. I have been enjoying getting to know her and a learning how to...

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Busy
Spinning, warp 3, torn calf muscle.

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When life gives you stick shuttles, make lease sticks...or the start of the 100 warps project.
I recently bought a house, and last week I had my first house guests, two friends who are both fantastic textile makers, and weavers. They helped me set up my Wool room, so now Bertha has a forever home, looking out at a garden I planted with high hopes of ...

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Vacation spinning
I recently got to spend time with some friends and each day we walked out in nature, a rare pleasure of mine. I have been having so much fun discussing the various plants and animals we get to see (Sandhills cranes! Whooping cranes! Wild turkeys!). To keep ...

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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...

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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...

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We have weaving!


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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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