Tag Archives: hand-spinning

Caught Up Carding

Before you can spin beautiful yarns out of raw fiber, you have to card it, meaning you comb all the fibers in one¬†direction and roll it neatly into batts or little “rolags”. For big volumes of carding, I am fortunate … Continue reading

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Ta Da!

I just finished my first mohair sweater, for myself. I was really worried that all that work might be for naught and it wouldn’t fit. I did extend the pattern three inches on the length of the body and sleeves. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Skills

That awkward¬†number, “2017”, is starting to sound as familiar as all the previous ones did. I look back on all the new things I learned last year and am feeling good about the plunges I took and bobbed back up … Continue reading

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