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Episode 21.5: Supported Spinning Demo, Take 2!

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A Change of Scenery

Hey, blog! Long time no see. You’d think something major had happened in my life, like my husband getting transferred and us uprooting our life in Vermont and moving to New Hampshire in the span of three weeks or something. … Continue reading

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FY: Bay Breeze

Tool: Ashford Kiwi 2 Ratio: Spun at & plied at 7.25. Plies: 2 (spun Z, plied S) Fiber Content: merino/silk (the label did not specify percentages) Timeline:7.10.14-7.25.14 Yardage: 312 yards Weight: 124 grams WPI: 12 Opinions: This was some Cozy … Continue reading

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Fiber Study: Jacob

Fiber: approximately 1 oz Jacob from Woolgatherings Prep: Combed top Breed notes: According to TKBOW, Jacob is an old breed that is likely originally from North Africa and Spain. (Internet research tells me it’s a primitive breed.) The coat is … Continue reading

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Fiber Study: Devon

Next my husband chose Devon, thus proving that he has a thing for longwools. Fiber: approximately 1 oz Devon from Woolgatherings Prep: Combed top Breed notes: You won’t find Devon in The Knitter’s Book of Wool, but you will find … Continue reading

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From the Fold

This won’t be a huge post (I owe you two spinning posts and one non-fiber one), but I wanted to share an in-progress pic of my current spin. My husband picked a merino/silk blend I’d purchased at the VT Sheep … Continue reading

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Fiber Study: Herdwick

The second breed my husband chose was Herdwick. I’d never even heard of it, and it’s not in The Knitter’s Book of Wool. There is information available on the breed, but it’s not very popular, and we’ll be going over … Continue reading

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Fiber Study: Polwarth

The first of the mystery spins was Polwarth. I felt really lucky to get this breed first, since I’ve heard positive things about how easy it is to spin. Fiber: approximately 1 oz Polwarth from Woolgatherings Prep: Combed top Breed … Continue reading

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Fiber Study

This page will compile links to posts I’ve made on my fiber studies. Devon Longwool (3/5 sheep) Herdwick (3/5 sheep) Jacob (4/5 sheep) Polwarth (5/5 sheep)

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Sneak Peek Spinning

I’m pleased to tell you that the first of the 24 breed sampler has been plied, washed, and is hanging up to dry. I’ve started the second breed, and I’m very intrigued. So intrigued that I almost spun longer than … Continue reading

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