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My Big Gotland Spin 1

Before I got sick, before I started my thesis, I bought a big Gotland fleece from the Granite Haven Open Day. These Open Days are wonderful events, the shearing shed is stacked full of beautiful fleeces, the smell of lanolin … Continue reading

16. November 2017 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally: Second Sock

I wish I could spin and knit faster. There are so many things I want to try out for the Tuff Socks Naturally Project. This project is a collaborative project exploring durable, non nylon, non superwash alternatives to the standard … Continue reading

14. November 2017 by Rebecca
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Tuff Socks Naturally Project: Introduction

My recent sock remaking project coalesced a number of thoughts for me around durability and sustainability, particularly of socks. Remade socks, legs are spindle spun from Jillybean, BLF braid, bottoms and cuffs are wheel spun from Corriedale x Ryeland x … Continue reading

01. November 2017 by Rebecca
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Slowtober: Remaking 2

Here is a pair of socks I love wearing but are seldom worn…perfect for my focus during Slowtober on remaking. The problem with these socks is twofold. Firstly, the cast off around the cuffs is too tight making them difficult … Continue reading

24. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Hotchpotch Basket

I made me a wee basket! It is not my usual style but its fibery contours completely beguile me and I find myself just turning it around and around in my hands, discovering new pleasing combinations of colour and texture. … Continue reading

11. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Handspun Hat

Last post, you saw my recent spin, a 3ply semi woollen Finn x Border Leicester. This was spun for a very particular pattern, A Beer on the Dock by Thea Coleman.  Spinning to substitute for millspun yarns is my new addiction. … Continue reading

26. September 2017 by Rebecca
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Spinning All The Spins

One of the most enjoyable things about spinning is that once you have made your decisions about the kind of yarn you want to spin, you just spin, and spin, and spin. My previous post on sampling explored the decision … Continue reading

18. September 2017 by Rebecca
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Sampling Shropshire Lamb

I haven’t dived into anything big since moving but I thought I would share the beginnings of the sampling methodology that I am developing for my spinning. It is a method derived from methods we learned during the Spinning Certificate … Continue reading

31. August 2017 by Rebecca
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Speed Date a Master

The Craft Cubed festival in Melbourne is a celebration of artisans and craftwork organised by Craft Victoria. It runs throughout August. This year, Nicki Colls from Fibreshed Melbourne has created the most wonderful event for you to enjoy at the … Continue reading

14. August 2017 by Rebecca
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Endurance Retrofit

I could not have known when I was finishing my Endurance yoke sweater that I wouldn’t get the chance to wear it much. Endurance was made as part of the Shackleton Knit Along organised by Fiber Trek last year. We … Continue reading

29. June 2017 by Rebecca
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