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8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Teeswater

Lustrous, strong, and soft. Teeswater is a really interesting wool that separates itself from any other breed. This wool has a long staple making it easy to...

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Corriedale

I am so excited about this roving! This week, in my 8 weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I will be discussing Corriedale Cross roving. I...

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Cheviot

This is some tough stuff! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I worked with Cheviot roving. If you are looking for a...

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Targhee

It's so fluffy!!! I can't believe how soft and squishy this fiber is! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I worked...

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Merino

Looooove Merino wool! It's no wonder why people gravitate to merino for roving and yarn! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing,...

Drop a Thread – A Knitter Turned Spinner

Like most knitters and crocheters, I have never had a problem finding a yarn that I could love.  Just ask my wife about my stash!  This is...

Spindle Spinning – How to Ply on the Fly

If you are a spindle spinner then you know the struggle of trying to ply. It's not terribly hard, it's just not necessarily as smooth as plying on...

8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Icelandic Wool

I will be embarking on a new and exciting adventure spinning and dyeing my way through eight weeks of eight different sheep breeds. Join me on this...

Spinning Element: Auto-Wrap

  Most likely you’ve seen an auto-wrap on a core spun yarn, but did you know you can auto-wrap onto a standard single. As you spin the wool...

Working with Two Pitch aka Viking Combs!

There are two main types of combs, English multi-pitch combs or Viking two pitch combs. About all Combs: Diameter of the tines: the larger the diameter of the...