In the meantime…

While I wait to cast on…something, this is what I am doing of an evening.

IMG_5270Spinning – on the lovely spindle I bought whilst in England from Ian at ITS Crafts/The Wood Emporium. It is made of bog oak from the fenland of East Anglia. The timber is over 5000 years old! A fine timber for the ancient craft of spinning.  Ian uses just a sliver of the precious timber over elm to make the whorl.  The shaft is made of ash.  Such British trees, such a special, precious souvenir from our trip.

IMG_5269I am spinning some hand dyed tops from Jilly Bean that I bought from Get Knitted in Bristol. I got started in the Ancient Barn in Somerset, which seemed appropriate and did a bit in Germany too, but it got quite deeply packed and was difficult to get to.  Now, it is free and handy again. I split the fibre down the middle into four and am trying to spin for two ply yarn with long, subtle colour changes. Not sure to what end yet!


29. January 2013 by Rebecca
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