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Lambtown 2013

Last weekend, I hitched a ride with a friend from Los Angeles to Dixon to attend our first Lambtown festival. This is my first sheep to fiber festival and I enjoyed it tremendously. It isn’t Blacksheep or Maryland but it … Continue reading

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Another wheel? No, an espinner

The flock recently adopted not a wheel but an electric spinner that has a motor, and spins and spins. The hunt started with a full Schatch bobbin bursting at the seam with just 4 oz. of yarn. So I evaluated … Continue reading

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Taking pictures of your handspun

My photography adventure began with a skein of yarn. Why? Because yarn is notoriously difficult to photograph. It has taken me almost a year of experimentation and learning (and still learning…) to understand why most yarn pictures can not convey … Continue reading

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Mohair Fiber

For a fiber that’s plentiful, what’s with the mohair prices? I’ve seen them at starting at $3/oz at Etsy and upward to $8/oz for doll hair on eBay. Mohair comes from the angora goats (not angora bunny like my Kroger), … Continue reading

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Spinning Mojo

My spinning mojo is back. After almost one year of staying away from the wheel and finding spinning the most unsatisfying of my hobbies, I’m spinning again but in an unexpected way. When I first started to spin, my goal … Continue reading

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A Process Spinner

Most knitters belong to two camps, those who produce and those who process. The production folks prefer straight-forward patterns with bulky yarns and chunky needles and voila, a scarf in three hours or a hat in two. Very satisfying. On … Continue reading

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Laos Silk Reeling

I did some silk reeling today, Lao style! Last year, I took a silk reeling class with Michael Cook and even though I learned a lot, the experience was a bit overwhelming. I bought a lot of cocoons from Michael … Continue reading

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