Lessons in Long Draw: Fauxlags & Rolags

Earlier this year I shared my very first attempt at long draw. For that spin, I used roving from the fleece of a sheep my husband adopted for me a few years back. After that spin, I felt fairly confident that I was getting the skill down so when Mary Ann of Three Waters Farm […]

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In The Spirit of the Season

As is probably true for many of you, this week has been one commitment after another. All good things — volunteering, visiting friends, getting our home ready for friends to visit — but non-stop nonetheless. Today, I’m carving time out of my no-less-crazy day to share a story with you that is dear to my […]

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Twisters, Tumbleweeds, & Ancient Oak

It seems only fitting after the wild weather this week brought to bring you a spin inspired largely by the wind. Last year at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival I purchased some rolags and batts from one of my favorite local(ish) farms, Bumblebee Acres. When I found the smooth spinning batt called “Twisters & […]

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Pretty Darn Pleased

It’s Friday and while I’m not ready to commit to the whole FO Friday tradition, today I thought I’d share some finished handspun yarn with you. I meant to do so a couple days ago, but — I’ll admit it — I was kind of hung up in actually knitting and spinning. Ironically, when I […]

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