Tag: Spinning

  • 2022 In Review

    2022 In Review

    Happy New Year! As the year comes to a close, I’m taking a moment to pause and look back at what I’ve accomplished this year. This year was a bit light on new patterns, but I released two previously published patterns – Laura’s Beanie and the Towline Hat – as individual downloads, with updates and […]

  • A New-to-Me Spinning Wheel

    A New-to-Me Spinning Wheel

    I recently added a second spinning wheel to my studio – I guess you could say I’ve started a flock! This is actually the third spinning wheel I’ve owned. My other current wheel is the second 1970s Ashford Traditional I’ve restored: I wrote briefly about the first one way back when in this post, and […]

  • New Pattern Release – Towline Hat

    New Pattern Release – Towline Hat

    The Towline Hat, a worsted/ Aran weight cabled hat knitting pattern, is now available as an individual download.

  • Spinning Gulf Coast Native Wool – a New SE2SE Project

    Spinning Gulf Coast Native Wool – a New SE2SE Project

    I’ve been sitting on some fiber for a couple of my Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em projects for awhile. I’ve been on a kick of spinning dyed fiber, and generally working on other projects. But I finally got around to pulling a new one out. This is my 7th SE2SE project – Gulf Coast Native […]

  • Managing Takeup When Spinning Fine Yarns

    Managing Takeup When Spinning Fine Yarns

    Recently I was chatting with Mary Ann at Three Waters Farm about an issue I consistently have with spinning finer yarn and/ or slippery fibers like her Polwarth/ silk blends. I have a vintage Ashford Traditional wheel, and I often find myself fighting the takeup of the wheel with these fibers. I adjust the brake […]