Category Archives: spinning

Off the loom at last

I’ve finally finished my coverlet sample with a good portion woven with handspun merino, and it’s off the loom.  Hurrah! After 3 months, and 4 different samples, I’ve achieved a fabric which feels light but substantial. It has washed well and … Continue reading

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Novelty not Designer

I’ve been wondering what to do with my small samples of handspun merino blend, especially as the early ones are a bit uneven.  After reading Spinning Designer Yarns and getting enthused, I had a look through my stash and decided … Continue reading

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Spinning to weave – update

I still haven’t finished my weaving sample but here’s my list of my list of excuses! it’s too hot to weave weaving class has finished for the summer (which means I have to be disciplined and organised enough to complete the sample at … Continue reading

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Spinning to weave

I was under some self-imposed pressure during the early part of last week.  The previous week, I’d run out of commercially spun lace weight merino for my weaving sample. The class is on a Thursday morning and without any navy … Continue reading

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Keeping a record… you know you should!

Oh dear… I really should keep better records of my projects. At least with knitting there are generally detailed patterns to refer to. But with spinning and weaving, unless you’re following a given project to the absolute letter, then it … Continue reading

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Marled merino

The merino I spun last weekend is finally dry and ready to knit.  The yarn is quite chunky, marled, and there’s not a huge amount of it (188g). As a result, I think the options are either a traditional woolly … Continue reading

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A ball winding tip

Here’s a great tip I picked up at my weaving class last week. I needed to wind 4 x strands of lace weight merino on to my stick shuttle from 2 small and rather loosely wound balls.  How could I … Continue reading

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