FO Friday – Spindle Spun and Plyed

I had a sweet little spinning batt made by my fibre friend Sue in my stash that I was saving for something special. This was the perfect fibre for spinning on one of my support spindles as I get to slow down and really savour spinning it. For the fibre blend, I have no ideaContinue reading “FO Friday – Spindle Spun and Plyed”

FO Friday – Solastalgia Hat and East Friesian Yarn

Today, I have TWO finished objects to share with you! First up is the Solstalgia Hat by Heather Nolan of Oileánach Knits. This was a test knit (the date of release is TBA) and the third test knit that I have had the opportunity to do with them. The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn(myContinue reading “FO Friday – Solastalgia Hat and East Friesian Yarn”

WIP Wednesday – Rideau Arcott

I’ve been very much enjoying my subscription to Long Way Homestead’s fibre club. Each month, members receive 4oz of breed specific fibre from small Canadian flocks. This month’s breed is Rideau Arcott. While it appears to be more of a medium grade wool, it is soft and almost down-like and it spins up like aContinue reading “WIP Wednesday – Rideau Arcott”

WIP Wednesday – East Friesian

It has been a while since I’ve been a member of a fibre club and I’ve been missing it. When I first started spinning, one of my best decisions was to join up with a fibre club …. Each month I received a 4oz bump of breed specific spinning fibre in a fun colorway withContinue reading “WIP Wednesday – East Friesian”

WIP Wednesday – Time To Ply

I’ve been spending my quiet moments spinning away on my Tibetan spindle (and might have acquired two more support spindles) and have reached the point of plying. This dealgan was a purchase from several years ago and is made by Fox Mountain Spindles. It is a traditional Scottish whorl-less spindle that has been used historicallyContinue reading “WIP Wednesday – Time To Ply”

FO Friday – Luscious Llama

Today, I proudly get to share with you my first support spindle spun skein! This beautiful fibre was a gift from Amanda of Red Island Fibre and it was grown at Maple River Farm in Nova Scotia. I knew it needed to be something special! It was the perfect fibre for spinning on my TibetanContinue reading “FO Friday – Luscious Llama”

WIP Wednesday – Swooning over Support Spindling

Well, it is safe to say that I’ve fallen head-over-heels for support spindle spinning. It took me a little bit to catch on to this method of spinning but now that I’ve got it, I’m really enjoying it. I enjoy the slower pace and intentionality to spinning in this manner. I find I get toContinue reading “WIP Wednesday – Swooning over Support Spindling”

Spring in the Makkin

As some of you may know, thanks to some encouragement from Liz at Good Fibrations, I’ve been experimenting away and learning to use a makkin belt. While the process is still rather slow going, I’m definitely getting the hang of it and have created a pattern to encourage me along with the process. Spring inContinue reading “Spring in the Makkin”