Category Archives for spin

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Freshly Laid Plans

And now is the time for the laying of plans. I would like to try weaving my own plaid with hand spun yarn from local sheep that we will somehow have managed to convince the Council to run, instead of tractors … Continue reading

16. January 2016 by Rebecca
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Waysides: Connections

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from our Home Grounds. Waysides: Connections is the second of two reflective posts that Annie and I would like to share with you, … Continue reading

13. November 2015 by Rebecca
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Spinzilla 2015

I participated in Spinzilla last week for the first time. Spinzilla is a week long, international competition organised by the National NeedleArts Association, a US industry group which promotes knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and various kinds of needlework. For one … Continue reading

16. October 2015 by Rebecca
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Waysides: Walking

This post is part of a collaborative natural dye and mapping project with Annie Cholewa called Waysides: Local Colour from our Home Grounds.  Waysides: Walking is the first of two reflective posts that Annie and I would like to share … Continue reading

02. October 2015 by Rebecca
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More thoughts on slow making

I have been thinking a lot about slow making recently. The socks were one kind of slow where I knew the process and outcome at the outset but they were long in the making. The Waysides project is another kind … Continue reading

13. September 2015 by Rebecca
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