Category Archives for spin

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
Categories: knit, spin | Tags: , , , | 26 comments

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
Categories: look, spin | Tags: , , , , | 23 comments

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
Categories: knit, spin | Tags: , , , , , | 41 comments

Fibershed: Totally Local Clothing in Melbourne

Last night, the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria hosted a sell out presentation on Making Clothes From Your Own Backyard. Nicki Taylor of This is Moonlight blog and Rachel Bucknall of Reduce Reuse Recycle blog asked themselves the question, … Continue reading

15. June 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: dye, knit, look, sew, spin | Tags: , , , , | 6 comments

New Tools

In E.M. Forster’s, A Room With A View (1908), old Mr Emerson, a radical thinker, has a wardrobe on which is painted ‘Mistrust all enterprises which require new clothes‘. It is a quote(ish) from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (1854) and I … Continue reading

16. April 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: knit, spin | Tags: , , , | 9 comments

Wheels

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I owned this car. In fact, I truly, deeply, loved this car which still surprises me because I am not a car person. I was (alot) younger, newly single, holding down … Continue reading

08. April 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: spin | Tags: , , , , , | 20 comments

Worsted Nests

Worsted in such a lovely word. I particularly favour the woost-ed pronunciation. It has a few meanings. It can mean a particular weight or thickness of yarn, specifically a medium weight yarn equivalent to the Australian/UK 10 ply. And, it also refers to … Continue reading

18. March 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: spin | Tags: , , , , , | 35 comments

Spinning Certificate Day One

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Day One of the Spinning Certificate at the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria.  The Certificate is a rigorous grounding in a broad range of spinning techniques in order to design and produce … Continue reading

26. February 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: spin | Tags: , , | 9 comments

Spindling Free

Well, I got so merry and excited about spindling after reading all the comments in the last post, I wrote a little spindling song for us. It goes to the tune of the Wombles, Underground Overground song without the crazy … Continue reading

12. February 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: spin | Tags: , , | 23 comments

Spindle Spun

Spindle spinning has been on my mind recently. I have been chatting with the lovely Becca, a spinner from Scotland whose spindle is her tool of choice and I have been finishing off some old spinning to leave my spindle empty … Continue reading

05. February 2016 by Rebecca
Categories: spin | Tags: , , | 32 comments

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