Category Archives for spin

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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Final Project: Part Three

This is Part Three of a short series about the handspun, knitted spencer  I made as the final project in completion of the Certificate of Spinning, run by Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria. Part One explored the spinning process, … Continue reading

14. June 2017 by Rebecca
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Fibre of Memory

I just watched a really great podcast called Fruit Knitting. Yes, I know I am late to the scene, so many folks have told me to watch Fruity Knitting but readers, I move s-l-o-w-l-y these days. Anyway, I finally caught … Continue reading

30. May 2017 by Rebecca
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Final Project: Part Two

And here it is…my final project for the Spinning Certificate run by the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria. The pattern is a Pattern for a Sleeveless Spencer by Marian Leslie from the Shetland Wool Week Annual 2016. I used a fifty:fifty … Continue reading

11. May 2017 by Rebecca
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Final Project: Part One

The Spinning Certificate I have been undertaking every month for the past 15 months is drawing to a close. The course is run by the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria and coordinated by the exceptionally experienced Carmel Hanna. As … Continue reading

30. March 2017 by Rebecca
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Ahoy there!

Ahoy there dearest readers! It has been some time since we last met. I have been drifting upon the seas encountering Christmas, School Holidays and Back to School. I didn’t mean to be away so long but the CFS part … Continue reading

17. March 2017 by Rebecca
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Granite Haven Story

In March this year, I had the very great privilege of visiting Granite Haven, a Gotland sheep and Llama farm in Central Victoria. Cheryl Crosbie shared her story of introducing Gotland sheep to Australia, improving the quality of their fleece … Continue reading

30. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Something I prepared earlier

Hello again. I am still working towards recovery from this fatigue condition. Things are stable but life has had to be pared right back to basics. From this new beginning, I can very slowly build towards recovery. Everything takes so … Continue reading

10. August 2016 by Rebecca
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